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This Day in History




1789 Georgetown, 1st US Catholic college, founded 1793 Humane Society of Philadelphia (first aid society) organized 1812 7.8 earthquake shakes New Madrid, Missouri 1845 Uniform US election day for President & Vice President authorized 1849 Mrs Elizabeth Blackwell becomes 1st woman physician in US 1889 Dr Daniel Hale Williams forms Provident Hospital in Chicago 1930 George Washington Birthplace National Monument VA established 1930 Clyde Tombaugh photographs planet Pluto 1953 NFL Dallas Texans become Baltimore Colts (now Indianapolis Colts) 1953 NFL’s National & American conferences become Eastern & Western conferences 1964 24th Amendment ratified, barring poll tax in federal elections 1972 Entire population of Istanbul under 24 hour house arrest 1973 President Nixon announces an accord has been reach to end the Vietnam War 1977 Miniseries “Roots” premieres on ABC 1983 “A-Team” with Mr T premieres on NBC 1986 1st induction of Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall of Fame (Chuck Berry, James Brown, Ray Charles, Domino, Everly Brothers, Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis & Elvis Presley) 1991 “Seinfeld” debuts on NBC-TV 3268 Beginning of 2nd Julian Period]]]]> ]]>

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