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This Day In History1834—Congress creates Indian Territory (now Oklahoma)
1859—Charles Blondin is 1st to cross Niagara Falls on a tightrope.
1896—W.S. Hardaway patents electric stove.
1898—Winton Motor Carriage Company publishes the first known automobile ad in Scientific American using the headline “dispense of a horse”
1906—John Hope becomes 1st black president of Morehouse College.
1914—Mahatma Gandhi’s 1st arrest after campaigning for Indian rights in South Africa.
1929—33rd US Golf Open: Bobby Jones shoots a 294 at Winged Foot CC, NY.
1933—Card’s Dizzy Dean strikes out 17 Cubs to win 8-2.
1936—40 hour work week law approved for US federal employees.
1940—US Fish & Wildlife Service forms.
1948—Transistor as a substitute for valves announced (Bell Labs)
1952—“Guiding Light” soap opera moves from radio to TV.
1955—“Johnny Carson Show” debuts on CBS-TV.
1960—US stops sugar imports from Cuba.
1965—NFL grants Atlanta Falcons a franchise.
1977—Jimmy Carter cans B-1A bomber later “B-1’s the B-52”
1985—“The King and I” closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 191 performances.
1989—Congressman Lukins found of having sex with a 16 year old girl.
1994—Pre-trial hearings open in LA against OJ Simpson.
2005—Spain legalizes same-sex marriage.
2012—Mid-Atlantic storms in the United States kill 13 and leave millions without power in Ohio, Virginia, Maryland and District of Columbia.
2014—19 fireman are killed controlling a wildfire in Yarnell, Arizona.
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