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This Day In History

This Day In History1630 – John Winthrop begins “History of New England”

1721 – South Carolina formally incorporated as a royal colony.

1790 – Rhode Island becomes last of original 13 colonies ratifying US Constitution.

1849 – Lincoln says, “You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time.”

1861 – Dorothea Dix offers help in setting up hospitals for Union Army.

1886 – Chemist John Pemberton begins to advertise Coca-Cola.

1900 – Trademark “Escalator” registered by Otis Elevator Co.

1912 – 15 young women fired by Curtis Publishing for dancing “Turkey Trot” during their lunch break.

1916 – Official flag of president of US adopted.

1919 – Charles Strite files patent for the pop-up toaster.

1922 – US Supreme Court rules organized baseball is a sport & not a business & thus not subject to antitrust laws.

1942 – Bing Crosby records “White Christmas”, greatest selling record to date.

1943 – Meat & cheese rationed in US.

1945 – US 1st Marine division conquerors Shuri Castle, Okinawa.

1949 – Candid Camera, TV comedy show, moves to NBC.

1960 – Everly Brothers “Cathy’s Clown” hits #1.

1976 – “One Piece At A Time” by Johnny Cast hits #29.

1994 – Indianapolis 500: Al Unser, Jr. wins in 3:06:29.006 (255.89 kph)

1999 – Space Shuttle Discovery completes the first docking with the International Space Station.

2004 – The World War II Memorial is dedicated in Washington, D.C.

2012 – Facebook’s problematic public listing could cost those involved $115 million from technical glitches.