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This day in History

1921   An airmail plane sets a record of 33 hours and 20 minutes from San Francisco to New York. 1846   The Liberty Bell tolls for the last time, to mark George Washington’s birthday.

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1911   Canadian Parliament votes to preserve the union with the British Empire. 1932   Adolf Hitler is the Nazi Party candidate for the presidential elections in Germany.

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1792   The U.S. Postal Service is created. 1809   The U.S. Supreme Court rules that the power of the federal government is greater than any individual state in the Union.

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1902   Smallpox vaccination becomes obligatory in France. 1926   Dr. Lane of Princeton estimates the earth’s age at one billion years.  

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1885   The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, is published in New York. 1962   Robert F. Kennedy says that U.S. troops will stay in Vietnam until Communism is defeated.

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1985   Murray Haydon becomes the third person to receive an artificial heart. 1938   The first color television is demonstrated at the Dominion Theatre in London.

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1946   Royal Canadian mounted police arrest 22 as Soviet spies. 1965   Canada’s maple leaf flag is raised for the first time.  

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1870   Esther Morris becomes the world’s first female justice of the peace.

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1970   General Motors is reportedly redesigning automobiles to run on unleaded fuel. 1866   Jesse James holds up his first bank.

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1709   Alexander Selkirk, the Scottish seaman whose adventures inspired the creation of Daniel Dafoe’s Robinson Crusoe, is taken off Juan Fernandez Island after more than four years of living there alone.

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