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Category Archives: 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.
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.
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.
1902 Smallpox vaccination becomes obligatory in France. 1926 Dr. Lane of Princeton estimates the earth’s age at one billion years.
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.
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.
1946 Royal Canadian mounted police arrest 22 as Soviet spies. 1965 Canada’s maple leaf flag is raised for the first time.
1870 Esther Morris becomes the world’s first female justice of the peace.
1970 General Motors is reportedly redesigning automobiles to run on unleaded fuel. 1866 Jesse James holds up his first bank.
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.