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This Day In History

This Day In History1806 – Andrew Jackson kills Charles Dickinson in a duel after Dickinson had accused Jackson’s wife of bigamy.

1821 – James Boyd patents Rubber Fire Hose.

1848 – William G. Young patents ice cream freezer.

1883 – Stampede caused by a rumor that the Brooklyn Bridge was going to collapse kills 12.

1908 – 1st federal workmen’s compensation law approved.

1922 – Completed Lincoln Memorial dedicated by US Chief Justice William H. Taft in front of 50,000.

1933 – Patent on invisible glass installation.

1942 – Satchel Paige pitches 5 innings to defeat Dizzy Dean All-Stars 8-1.

1951 – Ezzard Charles beats Joey Maxim in 15 rounds for heavyweight boxing title.

1958 – Unidentified soldiers killed in WW II & Korean War buried in Arlington.

1964 – Beatles’ “Love Me Do” single goes #1.

1967 – Robert “Evel” Knievel’s motorcycle jumps 16 automobiles.

1970 – Baseball All-Star voting is returned to fans.

1979 – Percom Data Company Inc. release Microdos for Radio Shack’s TRS-80.

1990 – Dow Jones average hits record 2,878.56.

1991 – Supreme Court rules prosecutors can be sued for legal advice they give police & can be held accountable.

1996 – John Tesh’s final day as host of “Entertainment Tonight”

2000 – 35th Academy of Country Music Awards: Shania Twain, Faith Hill & Tim McGraw win.

2010 – Indianapolis 500: Dario Franchitti wins in 3:05:37.0130 (260.107 km/h)

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