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This Day in History – May 25, 2011

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0585 -BC- 1st known prediction of a solar eclipse 1721 John Copson becomes America’s 1st insurance agent 1787 Constitutional convention opens at Philadelphia, George Washington presiding 1793 Father Stephen Theodore Badin is 1st US Roman Catholic priest ordained 1844 1st telegraphed news dispatch is published in Baltimore Patriot 1861 John Merryman is arrested under suspension of writ of habeas corpus it later sparks a supreme court decision protecting the writ 1895 Oscar Wilde sentenced to 2 years hard labor for being a sodomite 1927 Henry Ford stops producing Model T car (begins Model A) 1928 Amelia Earhart (as a passenger) is 1st woman to fly Atlantic Ocean 1953 1st atomic cannon electronically fired, Frenchman Flat NV 1968 Gateway Arch in St Louis dedicated 1978 “Star Wars” released 1983 “Return of the Jedi” (Star Wars 3) released 1983 1st National Missing Children’s Day is proclaimed 1986 95-year-old woman scores a hole-in-one in Florida 1986 Hands Across America – 7 million people hold hands from California to New York 1992 Jay Leno becomes permanent host of “The Tonight Show” 2011 Last episode of Oprah]]]]> ]]>

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