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This Day In History
1789—New Jersey is 1st state to ratify Bill of Rights.
1817—First Seminole War begins in Florida.
1866—Howard University founded (Washington, DC).
1914—US State Department starts requiring photographs for passports.
1919—1st municipally owned airport in US opens (Tucson, Az)
1923—Garrett Morgan invents & patents traffic signal.
1931—Commercial teletype service begins (AT&T)
1947—“Meet the Press” makes network TV debut on NBC.
1959—WABC fires Alan Freed over payola scandal.
1962—Mickey Mantle wins AL MVP.
1966—“Cabaret” opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 1166 performances.
1967—At 11 AM, Census Clock at Dept. of Commerce ticks past 200 million.
1971—21st NASCAR Sprint Cup: Richard Petty wins.
1974—The US files antitrust suit to break-up AT&T.
1979—US 1st artificial blood transfusion occurs at University of Minnesota Hospital.
1984—McDonald’s made its 50 billionth hamburger.
1992—Queen Elizabeth’s home Windsor Castle catches fire.
2001—In Washington, DC, US President George W. Bush dedicates the United States department of Justice headquarters as the Robert F. Kennedy Justice Building, honoring the late Robert F. Kennedy on what would have been his 76th birthday.
2008—After critical failures in the US financial system began to build up after mid-September, the Dow Jones Industrial Average reaches its lowest level since 1997.
2014—Nearly 5 million illegal migrants in the US will have the threat of deportation deferred, after President Barack Obama announces sweeping immigration changes.

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