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This Day In History1672 – 1st recorded monthly Quaker meeting in US held, Sandwich, Mass.

1798 – US passes Alien Act allowing president to deport dangerous aliens.

1835 – 1st building constructed at Yerba Buena (now San Francisco)

1867 – 1st barbed wire patented by Lucien B Smith of Ohio.

1868 – US President Andrew Johnson passes a law that government workers would work 8 hour day.

1910 – Mann Act passed (no women across state lines for immoral purposes)

1913 – American Civil War veterans begin arriving at the Great Reunion of 1913.

1926 – 61st British Open Golf Open: Bobby Jones shoots a 291 at Royal Lytham.

1932 – 36th US Golf Open: Gene Sarazen shoots a 286 at Fresh Meadows, NY.

1938 – “A Tisket A Tasket” by Ella Fitzgerald with Chick Webb hits #1.

1938 – Federal minimum wage law guarantees workers 25 cents per hour (rising to 40 cents by 1945) and a maximum 44 hour working week.

1948 – Harry Truman signs Displaced Persons Bill (205,000 Europeans to US).

1955 – “Can Can” closes Shubert Theater NYC after 892 performances.

1962 – Supreme Court rules NY school prayer unconstitutional.

1975 – Barry White’s “Can’t Get Enough of Your Love Babe” is released.

1981 – Microsoft is restructured to become an incorporated business in its home state of Washington.

1988 – Roger Rabbit Cartoon Character debuts in “Who Framed Roger Rabbit?”

2000 – 46th LPGA Championship won by Jill Inkster.

2014 – The US Supreme Court rules that police cannot examine the digital contents of a cell phone without a court order.

2015 – Obamacare subsidies in the The Affordable Care Act preserved by US Supreme Court Ruling in King vs Burwell 6-3.