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This Day In History

1776 – Mission Delores founded by San Francisco Bay.

1776 – Virginia state constitution adopted and Patrick Henry made governor.

1863 – George Armstrong Custer, age 23, appointed Union Brigadier General.

1891 – US National Forest Service organized.

1906 – US Congress pass the Hepburn Act, permitting the regulation of rates charged by railroads, pipelines, and terminals engaged in interstate commerce.

1915 – Boeing aircraft flies for 1st time.

1929 – 1st high-speed jet wind tunnel completed, Langley Field, Ca.

1936 – Empire State Building broadcasts high definition TV-343 lines.

1947 – 2nd US Women’s Open Golf Championship won by Betty Jameson.

1956 – US Federal interstate highway system act signed.

1961 – Willie Mays is 4th major leaguer with 3 or more HRs twice in a season.

1965 – Civil Rights Act of 1964 after 83-day filibuster in the US Senate.

1968 – “Tip-Toe Thru’ The Tulips With Me” by Tiny Tim peaks at #17.

1979 – San Diego Chicken reborn at Jack Murphy Stadium.

1982 – Voting Rights Act of 1965 extended.

1986 – Sparky Anderson is 1st to win 600 games as manager in both leagues.

1991 – “Jackie Mason – Brand New” closes at Neil Simon NYC after 216 performances.

1994 – US reopens Guantanamo Naval Base to process refugees.

2002 – US Vice President Dick Cheney, serves as Acting President for two and a half hours, while President George W. Bush undergoes a colonoscopy procedure.

2006 – Hamdan v. Rumsfield: The US Supreme Court rules that President George W. Bush’s plan to try Guantanamo Bay detainees in military tribunals violates US and International law.