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This Day In History

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Today's Events

  • Mission Dolores founded by SF Bay
  • Va state constitution adopted & Patrick Henry made governor
  • Gadsden Purchase (parts of Az - NM) from Mexico for $10 million
  • very 1st First National Bank opens in Davenport - Iowa
  • Grand Trunk Railway accident; 100 killed
  • Chicago beats Louisville 36-7
  • Boeing aircraft flies for 1st time
  • 1st flight from West Coast arrives in Hawaii
  • 1st high-speed jet wind tunnel completed Langley Field Ca
  • Empire State Building eminates high definition TV - 343 lines
  • Polish statesman pianist Ignace Paderewski died in NY at 80
  • DiMaggio extends hitting streak to 42 breaking Sisler's record
  • British arrest 2700 Jews in Palestine as alleged terrorists
  • Yanks beat Senators 3-1 starting a 19 game win streak
  • South Africa begins implementing apartheid; no mixed marriages
  • 1st aircraft carrier to sail around Cape Horn - the Oriskany
  • Atomic Energy Comm voted against reinstating Dr J Robert Oppenheimer
  • Charles Dumas - 1st high jump over 7 feet - LA Cal
  • 1st flight Vickers (British Aerospace) VC-10 long-range airliner
  • Joe Engle in X-15 reaches 85 km
  • US bombs fuel storage facilities near N Vietnamese cities
  • Jayne Mansfield dies at 34
  • Israel removes barricades separating city of Jerusalem
  • US ends 2 month military offensive into Cambodia
  • Soyuz 11 docks with Salyut 1 for 22 days
  • Supreme Court-death penalty usually was `cruel & unusual punishment'
  • Seychelles gains independence from Britain
  • Supreme Court ruled out death penalty for rapists of adults
  • Voting Rights Act of 1965 extended
  • USSR offers to start talking about banning SDI
  • Yanks blow 11-4 lead but trailing 14-11 Dave Winfield's 8th inning Grand Slammer beats Toronto 15-14 Mattingly also Grand slams


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