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This Day in History – April 16, 2011

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1724 1st Easter observed 1789 George Washington heads for 1st presidential inauguration 1861 US President Abraham Lincoln outlaws business with confederate states 1862 Confederate President Jefferson Davis approves conscription act for white males between 18-35 1862 Slavery abolished in District of Columbia 1868 Louisiana voters approve new constitution 1874 Dr David Livingstones corpse arrives in Southampton 1922 Annie Oakley sets record by breaking 100 clay targets in a row 1929 New York Yankees become 1st team to use numbers on uniforms 1956 1st solar powered radios go on sale 1959 New York Yankees unveil their 1st message scoreboard 1962 Brazil nationalizes US businesses 1972 2 giants pandas (Ling-Ling and Hsing-Hsing) arrive in the US, from China 1987 Michael Jordan, becomes 2nd NBA to score 3000 points in a season 1990 Supreme Court rejects appeal from retarded man, Dalton Prejean, condemned to death for murdering a Louisiana state trooper in 1977 1993 Jury reaches guilty verdict in Federal case against cop who beat Rodney King, but the verdict is not read until April 17th]]]]> ]]>

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