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This Day in History – June 9, 2011




1628 1st deportation from what is now US, Thomas Morton from Mass 1732 Royal charter for Georgia granted to James Oglethorpe 1790 1st book copyrighted under the constitution, Philadelphia Spelling Book 1822 Charles Graham receives 1st patent for false teeth 1869 Charles Elmer Hires sells his 1st root beer (Phila) 1914 Honus Wagner becomes the 1st baseball player to get 3,000 hits 1934 1st Donald Duck cartoon, The Wise Little Hen, released 1943 Congress passes “pay-as-you-go” income tax 1944 23 puppies (record litter) born to Lena, a foxhound, Ambler, Penn 1946 NY Giant Mel Ott becomes the 1st manager to be ejected from both games of a doubleheader 1949 Mrs Georgia Neese Clark of Kansas becomes 1st woman treasurer of US 1953 Tornado strikes Worcester Mass destroying Assumption College 1954 Joseph Welch asks Sen Joseph McCarthy “Have you no sense of decency, sir?” during Senate-Army hearings 1969 Brian Jones quits the Rolling Stones 1974 Supergroup Blind Faith’s (Clapton, Windwood, Baker) 1st concert 1978 Gutenberg Bible (1 of 21) sells for $2.4 million, London 1980 Comedian Richard Pryor suffers burns from free basing cocaine 1985 American Thomas Sutherland is kidnapped & held hostage in Lebanon 1985 USSR’s Vega 1 deposits lander on surface of Venus 1989 “Star Trek V” premiers]]]]> ]]>

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