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This Day in History – June 4, 2011




780 -BC- 1st total solar eclipse reliably recorded by Chinese 1070 Roquefort cheese created in a cave near Roquefort, France 1783 Montgolfier brothers launch 1st hot-air balloon (unmanned) 1784 Mme Thible becomes 1st woman to fly (in a balloon) 1792 Capt George Vancouver claims Puget Sound for Britain 1812 Louisiana Territory officially renamed “Missouri Territory” 1825 Unseasonable hurricane hits NYC 1896 Henry takes his 1st Ford through streets of Detroit 1912 Massachusetts passes 1st US minimum wage law 1919 Senate passes Women’s Suffrage bill 1929 George Eastman demonstrates 1st technicolor movie (Rochester NY) 1942 Capitol Record Co opens for business 1954 Arthur Murray flies X-1A rocket plane to record 27,000 m 1982 Israel attacks targets in south Lebanon 1984 Bruce Springsteen releases “Born in the USA” 1985 Supreme Court strikes down Alabama “moment of silence” law 1990 Greyhound Bus files bankruptcy]]]]> ]]>

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