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This Day In History

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Today's Events

  • Buenos Aires captured by British
  • Queen Victoria is crowned
  • Mormon leaders Joseph & Hyrum Smith killed by a mob in Carthage
  • NY & Boston linked by telegraph wires
  • Bank of Calif opens doors
  • 1st color TV demo - NYC
  • Federal Savings & Loan Association created
  • End of USSR experimental calendar
  • FBI captures 8 Nazi saboteurs from a sub off NY's Long Island
  • Cherbourg - France captured by Allies
  • Pres Truman orders Air Force & Navy into Korean conflict
  • CIA-sponsored rebels overthrow elected government of Guatemala
  • 1st automobile seat belt legislation enacted Illinois
  • 500 people killed by Hurricane Audrey in coastal La & Tx
  • Chlorophyll "A" synthesized Cambridge Mass
  • NASA X-15 flies at 4105 mph
  • Robert Rushworth in X-15 reaches 87 km
  • Pres Kennedy spent 1st full day in Ireland
  • 4th Mayor's Trophy Game Yanks beat Mets 5-2
  • John W Dean tells Watergate Committee about Nixon's `enemies list'
  • 5-4 decision Supreme Court decides to let lawyers advertise
  • Djibouti gains independence from France (National Day)
  • Soyuz 30 launched
  • 4th Space Shuttle Mission - Columbia 4 launched
  • Soyuz T-9 carries 2 cosmonauts to Salyut 7 space station
  • Balloonists Maxie Anderson & Don Ida died during a race
  • Supreme Court ends NCAA monopoly on college football telecasts
  • World Court rules US aid to Nicaraguan contras illegal
  • Supreme Court Justice Powell retires


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