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This Day in History




1785 1st US state university chartered, Athens GA 1823 President Monroe appoints 1st US ambassadors to South America 1870 1st sorority (Kappa Alpha Theta) (DePauw University in Greencastle IN) 1870 After accepting 15th amendment, Virginia is readmitted to Union 1880 Thomas Edison patents electric incandescent lamp 1888 National Geographic Society organizes (Washington DC) 1926 US Senate agrees to join World Court 1927 Harlem Globetrotters play their 1st game 1943 1st US air attack on Germany (Wilhelmshafen) 1948 1st tape recorder sold 1951 US begins 126 nuclear tests at Nevada Test Site 1964 Margaret Chase Smith (Senator-R-ME) tries for Republican Presidential bid 1965 1st ground station-to-aircraft radio communication via satellite 1967 New Orleans Saints sign their 1st player (Paige Cothren-kicker) 1967 Treaty banning military use of nuclear weapons in space, signed 1973 US & Vietnam sign cease-fire, ending longest US war & military draft 1976 “Laverne & Shirley” spin-off from “Happy Days” premieres on ABC TV 1984 Los Angeles Kings end Wayne Gretzky’s NHL-record 51-game scoring streak 1984 Michael Jackson is burned during filming for Pepsi commercial 1992 Mike Tyson goes on trial for rape (he is found guilty) 1996 Germany celebrates its 1st Holocaust Remembrance Day]]]]> ]]>

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