This Day In History
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This Day In History
1782 – Britain signs agreement recognizing US independence.
1803 – Spain cedes her claims of Louisiana Territory to France.
1804 – Impeachment trial of Supreme Court Justice Samuel Chase begins.
1886 – First commercially successful AC electric power plant opens Buffalo, NY.
1902 – American Old West: Second-in-command of Butch Cassidy’s Wild Bunch gang, Kid Curry Logan, is sentenced to 20 years imprisonment with hard labor.
1907 – Pike Place Market dedicated in Seattle.
1924 – 1st photo facsimile transmitted across Atlantic by radio (London-NYC)
1937 – 3rd Heisman Trophy Award: Clint Frank, Yale (HB)
1950 – US President Harry Truman threatens China with atom bomb.
1957 – “Happy Hunting” closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 413 performances.
1967 – Senator Eugene McCarthy announces he will run for the US presidency on anti Vietnam was platform.
1971 – TV movie “Brian’s Song” airs for 1st time on ABC-TV.
1979 – Ted Koppel becomes anchor of nightly news on Iran Hostages (ABC)
1983 – Radio Shack announces Tandy Model 2000 computer (80186 chip)
1990 – Actor Burt Lancaster suffers a stroke.
1993 – President Clinton signs Brady Gun Control Bill.
1995 – Official end of Operation Desert Storm.
2004 – Longtime Jeopardy champion Ken Jennings of Salt Lake City, Utah finally loses, leaving him with $2,520,700 USD, television’s all-time biggest game show.
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