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This Day in History – June 5, 2011

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8239 -BC- presumed origin of Mayan Era of Creation 1805 1st recorded tornado in “Tornado Alley” (Southern Illinois) 1872 Republican National Convention meets (Phila) 1876 Bananas become popular in US, at Centennial Exposition in Phila 1917 10 million US men begin registering for draft in WW I 1933 US goes off gold standard 1944 1st B-29 bombing raid; 1 plane lost due to engine failure 1945 USA, UK, USSR, France declare supreme authority over Germany 1957 NY narcotics investigator, Dr Herbert Berger, urges AMA to investigate use of stimulating drugs by athletes 1964 Davie Jones & King Bees debut “I Can’t Help Thinking About Me”, group disbands but Davie Jones goes on to success as David Bowie 1967 Murderer Richard Speck sentenced to death in the electric chair 1968 Sirhan Sirhan shoots Bobby Kennedy, who dies the next day 1977 1st personal computer, the Apple II, goes on sale 1981 Center of Disease Control reports of a pneumonia affecting gays (AIDS) 1987 “Nightline” presents it’s 1st “Town Meeting” the subject is AIDS & the show runs until 3:47 AM]]]]> ]]>

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