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1639 Connecticut colony organizes under Fundamental Orders 1848 James Marshall finds gold in Sutter’s Mill in Coloma CA 1861 Arsenal at Augusta GA seized by Confederacy 1901 1st games played in baseball’s American League 1922 Eskimo Pie patented by Christian K Nelson of Iowa (not an Eskimo) 1935 1st canned beer is sold by Kruger Brewing Co in Richmond VA 1950 Jackie Robinson signs highest contract ($35,000) in Dodger history 1964 24th Amendment to US Constitution goes into effect & states voting rights could not be denied due to failure to pay taxes 1971 NFL Pro Bowl NFC beats AFC 27-6 (1st Pro Bowl after NFL-AFL merger) 1982 Super Bowl XVI San Francisco 49ers beat Cincinnati Bengals, 26-21 in Pontiac MI; Super Bowl MVP Joe Montana, San Francisco, Quarterback 1984 Apple Computer Inc unveils its Macintosh personal computer 1985 15th Space Shuttle (51-C) Mission-Discovery 3 is launched 1986 Voyager 2 makes 1st fly-by of Uranus (81,593 km), finds new moons 1994 Dow Jones closes above 3,900 for 1st time (3,914.48)]]]]> ]]>

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