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1778 1st American military court martial trial begins, Cambridge MA 1783 Hostilities cease in Revolutionary War 1785 Samuel Ellis advertises to sell Oyster Island (Ellis Island), no takers 1788 Pioneer African Baptist church organizes in Savannah GA 1868 Florida constitutional convention meets in Tallahassee 1869 Elizabeth Cady Stanton becomes 1st woman to testify before Congress 1870 Hiram R Revels elected to fill unexpired term of Jefferson Davis 1887 US Senate approves the naval base lease of Pearl Harbor 1892 1st basketball game played (Massachusetts) 1921 British submarine K5 leaves with man & mouse 1929 1st feature talking motion picture taken outdoors, “In Old Arizona” 1930 1st radio broadcast of “Lone Ranger” (WXYZ-Detroit) 1937 1st Inauguration day on Jan 20th, (held every 4th years thereafter) 1939 Hitler proclaims to German parliament to exterminate all European Jews 1949 J Edgar Hoover gives Shirley Temple a tear gas fountain pen 1953 1st live coast-to-coast inauguration address (Eisenhower) 1953 1st US telecast transmitted to Canada-from Buffalo NY 1969 Richard M Nixon inaugurated as President 1980 President Jimmy Carter announces US boycott of Olympics in Moscow 1981 52 Americans held hostage in Iran for 444 days freed 1981 Ronald Reagan inaugurated as President 1986 1st federal holiday honoring Martin Luther King Jr 1989 Bush inaugurated as 41st President & Quayle becomes 44th Vice President 1989 Reagan becomes 1st President elected in a “0” year, since 1840, to leave office alive 1993 Bill Clinton inaugurated as 42nd President 1997 Comet Hale-Bopp crosses Mars’ orbit 1997 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in New Orleans LA on KKND 106.7 FM]]]]> ]]>

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