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This Day In History

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Today's Events

  • Mary Ludwig Hayes "Molly Pitcher" helped American patriots
  • Battle of Monmouth
  • Tomato is proved to be nonpoisonous
  • James Madison 4th US pres died
  • Britain's Queen Victoria crowned in Westminster Abbey
  • Leipzig Obs discovers short-period (6.2 yrs) comet d'Arrest
  • Maria Mitchell - 1st American woman astronomer - dies at 71
  • Aust Archduke Ferdinand & wife Sofia assassinated (starts WW I)
  • 1st flight between Hawaiian Islands
  • Treaty of Versailles ending WW I signed
  • Harry S Truman married Elizabeth Virginia Wallace in Independence
  • Carl Mazes pitches a complete double-header against Yanks
  • Queen Victoria ascends to British throne
  • Yanks hit 13 HRs sweep A's 23-2 & 10-0
  • Pan Am begins transatlantic air service Dixie Clipper
  • Dumont TV network begins (WABD NY)
  • N Korean forces captured Seoul S Korea
  • 1st atomic reactor built for private research operates Chicago Il
  • 1st US ground combat forces in Vietnam authorized by Pres Johnson
  • Phillies Rick Wise hits 2 HRs & no-hits the Reds
  • Supreme Court allows Federal control of Nixon tapes papers
  • Supreme Court orders Cal medical school to admit Allan Bakke a white man claiming reverse discrimination when application was rejected
  • Prince Chuck & Lady Di name their baby "William"
  • Bridge section along I-95 in Conn collapsed kills 3
  • Kenneth & Nellie Pike challenge Ala Dem runoff win by AG C Graddick
  • Don Baylor sets career hit by pitch mark at 244 (Pitcher Rick Roiden)
  • Gay Pride Day


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