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This Day In History
1620—Mayflower reaches Cape Cod & explores the coast.
1644—First protestant ministry society in New England.
1805—Lewis & Clark reach Pacific Ocean, first European Americans to cross continent.
1861—Julia Ward Howe committed “Battle Hymn of the Republic” to paper.
1863—US President Lincoln delivers his Gettysburg address beginning: “Four score & seven years ago…”
1872—E.D. Barbour of Boston is awarded the first US patent for the first ‘calculator’, an adding machine capable of printing totals and subtotals.
1873—William Marcy “Boss” Tweed, of Tammany Hall (NYC) convicted of defrauding city of $6M, sentenced to 12 years’ imprisonment.
1911—NY receives first Marconi wireless transmission from Italy.
1916—Samuel Goldwyn and Edgar Selwyn establish Goldwyn Pictures (the company later became one of the most successful independent filmmakers).
1944—World War II: US President Franklin Roosevelt announces the 6th War Loan Drive, aimed at selling $14 billion USD in war bonds to help pay for the war effort.
1951—Roy Campanella named NL MVP on his 30th birthday.
1959—“Rocky & His Friends” debuts on ABC.
1959—Ford cancels Edsel.
1965—Kellogg’s Pop Tarts pastries created.
1973—New York stock market takes sharpest drop in 19 years.
1980—CBS TV bans Calvin Klein’s jean ad featuring Brooke Shields.
1985—In the largest civil verdict in US history, Pennzoil wins $10.53 billion judgement against Texaco.
1990—Greyhound files reorganization plan so they can be traded publically.
1996—Albert Belle, signs record five year, $55 million with White Sox.
1998—Lewinsky scandal: The United States House of Representatives Judiciary Committee begins impeachment hearings against US President Bill Clinton.
2013—23 people are killed by a suicide bombing attack on the Iranian Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon.

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