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This Day In History1769 – Daniel Boone begins exploring Bluegrass State of Kentucky.

1860 – Workmen start laying track to Market Street Railroad, San Francisco.

1864 – Abraham Lincoln renominated for US President by Republican Party.

1900 – 40th British Golf Open: J.H. Taylor shoots a 309 at St. Andrews.

1912 – US Army tests 1st machine gun mounted on a plane.

1917 – Melvin Jones and a number of other Chicago businessmen found Lions Club International, now the largest service organization in the world.

1936 – Charles “Lucky” Luciano is convicted on 52 counts of compulsory prostitution.

1942 – Battle of Midway ends: Admiral Nimitz wins 1st WW II naval defeat of Japan.

1946 – US Supreme Court bans discrimination in interstate travel.

1953 – 1st color network telecast in compatible color (Boston, Mass)

1955 – “$64,000 Question” premieres on CBS-TV.

1965 – Sony Corp introduced its home video tape recorder, priced at $995.

1968 – Sirhan Sirhan indicted for Bobby Kennedy assassination.

1969 – “Johnny Cash Show” debuts on ABC-TV.

1972 – Musical “Grease” opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 3,388 performances.

1975 – “Thank God I’s a Country Boy” by John Denver hits #1.

1989 – For one second this morning, the time is 01:23:45,6-7-89.

1989 – Wayne Gretzky wins his 9th NHL Hart (MVP) Trophy in 10 years.

1993 – Cleveland breaks ground for Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

2006 – British Houses of Parliament temporarily shut down due to anthrax alert.