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This Day in History – June 6, 2011

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1816 10″ snowfall in New England, the “year without a summer” (Krakatoa) 1844 Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) founded in London 1862 Battle of Memphis-the city is surrendered 1882 Cyclone in Arabian Sea (Bombay India) drowns 100,000 1904 National Tuberculosis Association organized, Atlantic City, NJ 1918 Battle of Belleau Wood, 1st US victory of WW I 1932 US Federal gas tax enacted 1933 1st drive-in theatre opens (Camden NJ) 1933 US Employment Service created 1934 Securities & Exchange Commission established 1942 1st nylon parachute jump (Hartford Ct-Adeline Gray) 1946 Henry Morgan is 1st to take off shirt on TV 1966 Activist James Meredith shot in Mississippi 1977 Supreme Court tossed out automatic death penalty laws 1986 Kathy Ormsby, a 21-year-old member of the NC State track team jumps off a bridge permanently paralyzing herself 1987 NY Yankees play their 13,000th game 1988 George Bush makes campaign promise to support reparations for WW II Japanese-American internees (promise broken, May 1989) 2012 Transit of Venus (between Earth & Sun) occurs]]]]> ]]>

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