02/26/2024
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This Day In History 1765—People of Fredrick County, Maryland refuse to pay England’s Stamp tax.
1783—Annapolis Maryland, becomes US capital (until June 1784)
1863—Patent granted for a process of making color photographs.
1889—Debut of 1st juke box (Palais Royale Saloon, San Francisco)
1903—Colorado Governor James Peabody sends the state militia into the town of Cripple Creek to break up a miners’ strike.
1906—Joseph Smith, leader of Mormon Church, convicted of polygamy.
1909—Wright Brothers forms million dollar corporation to manufacture airplanes.
1921—President Harding signs Willis Campbell Act (anti-beer bill) forbidding doctors prescribing beer or liquor for medicinal purposes.
1936—1st issue of Life, picture magazine created by Henry R. Luce is published.
1945—Most US wartime rationing of foods, including meat & butter, ends.
1954—For the first time, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closes above the peak it reached just before the 1929 crash.
1960—Tiros 2, a weather satellite is launched.
1963—JFK’s body lay in repose in East Room of White House.
1964—Beatles release “I Feel Fine” & “She’s a Woman”
1971—Danny Murtaugh, manager of world champ Pirates, announces retirement.
1979—Pink Floyd’s “The Wall” released, sells 6 million copies in 2 weeks.
1982—FCC drops limits on duration & frequency of TV ads.
1988—Wayne Gretzky scores his 600th NHL goal.
1988—President Reagan announces that he is pocket-vetoing a bill designed to further restrict lobbying by former federal employees.
1992—10,000,000 cellular telephones sold.
2001—53rd NASCAR Spring Cup: Jeff Gordon wins.
2014—Republicans condemn US President Obama’s use of executive powers to force through immigration reform.
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