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This Day In History1835 – P T Barnum & his circus begin 1st tour of US.

1857 – James Gibbs of Virginia, patents the chain-stitch single-thread sewing machine.

1875 – Alexander Graham Bell makes first sound transmission.

1901 – Benjamin Adams arrested for playing golf on Sunday (NY).

1913 – 1st strike settlement mediated by US Department of Labor – railroad clerks.

1919 – Pulitzer prize awarded to Carl Sandburg (Cornhuskers)

1924 – President Calvin Coolidge signs the Indian Citizenship Act, declaring all Native Americans to be American citizens.

1928 – Kraft, building on the original 1918 design, rolls out Velveeta cheese.

1942 – Red Sox star Ted Williams enlists as a US Navy aviator.

1952 – 650,000 metal workers go on strike in US.

1962 – 61st Men’s French Championship: Rod Laver beats Roy Emerson (3-6,2-6,6-3,9-7,6-2)

1975 – VP Rockefeller finds no pattern of illegal activities at CIA.

1977 – New Jersey allows casino gambling in Atlantic City.

1983 – Toilet catches fire on Air Canada’s DC-9, 23 die in Cincinnati.

1987 – Seattle Mariners draft Ken Griffey Jr #1.

1992 – Former NFL NY Giants Coach Bill Parcells undergoes open heart surgery.

1997 – Timothy McVeigh found guilty of 1995 Oklahoma City bombing, killing 168.

2004 – Ken Jennings begins his 74-game inning streak on the syndicated game show Jeopardy!

2015 – US Congress passes new legislation to reform National Security Agency procedures, restricting gathering of phone records.

2017 – “Wonder Woman” directed by Patty Jenkins released, earns over $100 million in North America in its opening weekend – domestic record for a female director.

2017 – US President Donald Trump announces the US is withdrawing from the Paris Climate Agreement.

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