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This Day in History – June 30

This Day In History1865 – 8 alleged conspirators in assassination of President Lincoln are found guilty.

1870 – Ada Kepley becomes 1st female law college graduate.

1896 – W.S. Hadaway patents electric stove.

1906 – US Congress passes the Meat Inspection Act and the Pure Food and Drug Act; these laws owe much to the expose journalism of the period (Upton Sinclair’s ‘The Jungle’ in particular)

1911 – 51st British Golf Open: Harry Vardon shoots a 303 at Royal St. George’s Golf Club.

1925 – Charles Jenkins is granted the U.S. patent for Transmitting Pictures over Wireless (early television).

1930 – 1st round-the-world radio broadcast Schenectady, NY.

1936 – 40 hour work week law approved for US federal employees.

1936 – Margaret Mitchell’s novel “Gone with the Wind” published.

1952 – “Guiding Light” soap opera moves from radio to TV.

1953 – 1st Chevrolet Corvette manufactured.

1960 – US stops sugar import from Cuba.

1967 – Robert Henry Lawrence, Jr. named 1st black astronaut.

1977 – Jimmy Carter cans B-1A bomber later “B-1’s the B-52”.

1982 – Federal Equal Rights Amendment fails 3 states short of ratification.

1988 – Chicago agrees to build a new stadium so White Sox won’t move to Florida.

1992 – 1st pay bathrooms in US open: 25 cents (NYC).

1994 – Pre-trial hearings open in LA against OJ Simpson.

1998 – Sega Channel, cable’s 1st on-demand video game service, closes down.

2012 – Mid-Atlantic storms in the United States kill 13 and leave millions without power in Ohio, Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia.

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