This Day In History
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This Day In History
1676—1st colonial prison organized, Nantucket, Mass.
1798—Kentucky becomes first state to nullify an act of Congress.
1824—NY City’s Fifth Avenue opens for business.
1864—Union General William T. Sherman begins march to sea during Civil War.
1907—Oklahoma becomes the United States 46th state.
1920—1st postage stamp meter is set in Stamford, Conn.
1935—Richard Rodgers & Lorenz Hart’s musical “Jumbo” premieres in NYC.
1939—Al Capone freed from Alcatraz jail.
1945—UNESCO is founded.
1945—“The Lost Weekend”, based on Charles R. Jackson’s novel, directed by Billy Wilder and starring Ray Milland and Jane Wyman is released (Best Picture 1946)
1957—Boston Celtic Bill Russell sets NBA record of 49 rebounds, beat Philadelphia 111-89.
1963—Touch-tone telephone introduced.
1965—Walt Disney launches Epcot Center: Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow.
1973—US President Richard Nixon authorizes construction of Alaskan pipeline.
1982—Agreement reached ending 57 day football strike.
1985—President Reagan arrives in Geneva for a summit with Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev.
1988—Robin Givens sues Mike Tyson for $125 million for libel.
1998—Monica Lewinsky signs a deal for the North American rights to a book about her affair with US President Clinton.
2010—In University Park, Texas, the groundbreaking ceremony for the George W. Bush Presidential Center takes place.