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This Day in History – June 7, 2011




1769 Daniel Boone begins exploring the Bluegrass State of Kentucky 1775 United Colonies change name to United States 1776 Richard Lee (VA) moves Declaration of Independence in Continental Congress 1839 Hawaiian Declaration of Rights is signed 1864 Abe Lincoln renominated for Pres by Republican Party 1892 John J Doyle of Cleveland Spiders is 1st to pinch hit in a baseball game 1896 G Harpo & F Samuelson leave NY to row the Atlantic (takes 54 days) 1912 US army tests 1st machine gun mounted on a plane 1924 George Leigh-Mallory disappears 775′ from Everest’s summit 1929 Vatican City becomes a soverign state 1930 NY Times agrees to capitalize the n in “Negro” 1939 1st king & queen of England to visit US, George VI & Elizabeth 1953 1st color network telecast in compatible color, Boston, Mass 1954 1st microbiology laboratory dedicated (New Brunswick NJ) 1955 “The $64,000 Question” premiers on CBS TV 1955 1st President to appear on color TV (Eisenhower) 1968 Sirhan Sirhan indicted for Bobby Kennedy assassination 1977 Anita Bryant leads successful crusade against Miami gay rights law 1979 Rocker Chuck Berry is charged with tax evasion 1982 Pres Reagan meets Pope John Paul II & Queen Elizabeth]]]]> ]]>

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