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This Day in History, September 25, 2015

This Day In History1772—New Jersey passes a bill requiring a license to practice medicine.
1789—Edmund J. Randolph becomes 1st Attorney General.
1831—Robert Montgomery Birds’ “Gladiator” premieres in NYC.
1890—US stops minting $1 & $3 gold coin & 3 cent piece.
1892—1st public appearance of John Phillip Sousa’s band (NJ)
1914—Federal Trade Commission formed to regulate interstate commerce.
1947—Happy Chandler announces Ford & Gillette to sponsor World Series.
1948—Boston Braves win 1st NL championship since 1914.
1955—NY Stock Exchange worst price decline since 1929.
1959—Milwaukee Braves Warren Spahn becomes winningest NL lefty.
1962—TV comedy series “Beverly Hillbillies” premieres on CBS.
1963—Lee Harvey Oswald travels on Continental Trailways bus to Mexico.
1964—“Gilligan’s Island”, starring Bob Denver as Gilligan, debuts on CBS.
1968—1st broadcast of “Hawaii Five-O” on CBS-TV.
1977—Sir Freddie Laker begins cut-rate “Skytrain” service, London to NY.
1978—NY District Court Judge Constance Baker Motley rules that women sportswriters cannot be banned from locker rooms.
1984—President Reagan vetoes sanctions against South Africa.
1986—William Hubbs Rehnquist, sworn in as Chief Justice of Supreme Court.
1988—NYC’s Rockefeller Center declared a national landmark.
1993—Seattle’s Randy Johnson joins 300-strikeout club.
2006—Martin Scorsese’s “The Departed”, starring Leonardo DiDaprio, Matt Damon, and Mark Wallberg, premieres in New York City (Best Picture 2007)
2014—World Health Organizations estimates that Ebola death toll has reached 3,091 – with Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone hit hardest.
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