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This Day In History

This Day In History1773 – Benjamin Franklin writes “There never was a good war or bad peace”

1847 – 1st singing of Stephen Foster’s “Susanna” (in Pittsburgh)

1875 – 1st newspaper cartoon strip.

1903 – The first race at The Milwaukee Mile in West Allis, Wisconsin is held.  It is the oldest major speedway in the world.

1914 – W.C. Handy publishes “St. Louis Blues”

1940 – George Stibitz pioneers the first remote operation of a computer.

1941 – FDR orders any Axis ship found in American waters be shot at on sight.

1941 – Charles Lindbergh, charges “British, Jewish & Roosevelt administration” are trying to get US into WW II.

1946 – 1st mobile long-distance car-to-car telephone conversation.

1950 – “Beetle Baily” comic strip debuts.

1956 – Yanks Yogi Berra ties career record for HRs (236) by a catcher.

1959 – Congress passes a bill authorizing food stamps for poor Americans.

1964 – Gillette’s 20 year contract with Madison Square Garden & ABC to televise fights for free ends as Dick Tiger defeats Don Fullmer at Cleveland Auditorium.

1967 – WUNG TV channel 58 in Concord, NC (PBS) begins broadcasting.

1970 – The Ford Pinto is introduced.

1986 – Dow Jones Industrial Average suffered biggest 1-day decline ever, plummeting 86.61 points to 1,792.89.  237.57 million shares traded.

1991 – 14 die in a Continental Express commuter plane crash near Houston.

2001 – Two passenger planes hijacked by terrorists crash into New York’s World Trade Towers causing the collapse of both and deaths of 2,752 people.

2001 – Terrorists hijack a passenger plane and crash it into the Pentagon causing the deaths of 125 people.

2001 – Attempt by passengers and crew of United Airlines Flight 93 to retake control of their hijacked plane from terrorists causes plane to crash in Pennsylvania field killing all 64 people on board.

2012 – The US is warned by Moody’s that its AAA credit rating is at risk if lawmakers fail to produce a long-term debt reduction plan.

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