02/26/2024
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This Day In History1683 – William Penn signs friendship treaty with Lenni Lenape Indians in Pennsylvania; only treaty “not sworn to, nor broken”

1784 – 1st US balloon flight (13 year old Edward Warren)

1810 – John Jacob Astor organizes Pacific Fur Co (Astoria, Oregon)

1868 – Christopher Latham Soles patents the “Type-writer”

1888 – Fredrick Douglass is 1st African-American nominated for US President.

1908 – The USA suspends diplomatic relationships with Venezuela after the refusal of Cipriano Castro’s government to compensate Americans for injuries suffered in the uprising of 1899.

1926 – The College Board administers the first SAT exam in USA.

1933 – Don McNeill’s Pepper Pot (Breakfast Club) begins 35 1/2 year run on NBC.

1938 – Marineland opens in Florida-1st aquarium.

1949 – First twelve women graduate from Harvard Medical School.

1960 – “Pat Boone Show” last airs on ABC-TV.

1960 – Japan signs security treaty with the US.

1969 – Warren E Burger sworn in as US Supreme Court Chief Justice.

1972 – President Nixon & his Chief of Staff H.R. Halderman agree to use CIA to cover up Watergate.

1979 – Charlie Daniels Band releases “The Devil Went Down to Georgia”

1983 – US Supreme Court ruled Congress could not veto presidential decisions.

1986 – Tip O’Neill refuses to let President Reagan address House.

1988 – Charlotte Hornets & Miami Heat begin their NBA expansion draft.

1989 – Movie “Batman” premieres.

2014 – Claude Monet’s Water Lilies is sold at auction for US$54 million.

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