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This Day In History

This Day in History – May 30

This Day In History1783 – Benjamin Tower of Philadelphia publishes 1st daily newspaper in US.

1806 – 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.

1879 – Gilmore Garden (NYC) renamed Madison Square Garden.

1908 – 1st federal workman’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.

1948 – Schenectady Blue Jays Tom Lasorda strikes out 25 in 15-inning game.

1956 – Mickey Mantle misses by 18″ hitting 1st home run out of Yankee Stadium.

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

1961 – Indianapolis 500: A.J. Foyt wins in 1:35:37.540.

1964 – “Beyond the Fringe” closes at John Golden Theater NYC after 673 performances.

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

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

1987 – North American Philips Company unveils compact disc video.

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.

2014 – Seth MacFarlane’s “A Million Ways to Die in the West” is released to theatres, MacFarlane’s first live-action role on the big screen.

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