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This Day In History
This Day In History
1809 – Mary Kies is 1st woman issued a US patent (weaving straw)
1816 – American Bible Society organized (NY)
1847 – American Medical Association organized (Philadelphia)
1864 – Battle between Confederate & Union ships at mouth of Roanoke.
1981 – Music Hall (Carnegie Hall) opens in New York, Tchaikovsky is guest conductor.
1900 – “The Billboard” began weekly publication.
1920 – US President Wilson makes Communist Labor Party illegal.
1935 – Jesse Owens of US sets long jump record at 26’8 1/2 “.
1936 – Edward Ravenscroft patents screw-on bottle cap with a pour lid.
1941 – First modern perfume Chanel No. 5 released.
1942 – US begins rationing sugar during WWII.
1947 – Mississippi Valley flooding kills 16 & causes $850M in damage.
1948 – 1st squadron of jet aircraft aboard of carrier.
1955 – “Damn Yankees” opens at 46th St. Theater, NYC for 1022 performances.
1961 – Alan Shepard becomes 1st American in space (aboard Freedom 7)
1973 – 99th Kentucky Derby: Ron Turcotte aboard Secretariat wins in 1:59:4.
1987 – Congress begins Iran-Contra hearings.
1997 – “Married With Children” final episode on Fox TV.
1999 – 34th Academy of Country Music Awards: Garth Brooks, Faith Hill & Tim McGraw win.
2013 – 5 people are killed after limousine catches fire in Hayward, California.
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