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The Day by Day History of the United States

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  • 1836 – Texas Revolution: A day after the Battle of San Jacinto, forces under Texas General Sam Houston capture Mexican General Antonio Lσpez de Santa Anna.

  • 1864 – The U.S. Congress passes the Coinage Act of 1864 that mandates that the inscription In God We Trust be placed on all coins minted as United States currency.

  • 1876 – The first ever National League baseball game is played in Philadelphia.

  • 1889 – At high noon, thousands rush to claim land in the Land Run of 1889. Within hours the cities of Oklahoma City and Guthrie are formed with populations of at least 10,000.

  • 1898 – Spanish-American War: The USS Nashville captures a Spanish merchant ship.

  • 1930 – The United Kingdom, Japan and the United States sign the London Naval Treaty regulating submarine warfare and limiting shipbuilding.

  • 1944 – The 1st Air Commando Group using Sikorsky R-4 helicopters stage the first use of helicopters in combat with CSAR operations in the China-Burma-India theater.

  • 1944 – World War II: Operation Persecution is initiated – Allied forces land in the Hollandia (currently known as Jayapura) area of New Guinea.

  •  1954 – Red Scare: Witnesses begin testifying and live television coverage of the Army-McCarthy Hearings begins.

  • 1964 – The 1964-1965 New York World's Fair opens for its first season.

  • 1969 – British yachtsman Sir Robin Knox-Johnston wins the Sunday Times Golden Globe Race and completes the first solo non-stop circumnavigation of the world.

  • 1970 – The first Earth Day is celebrated.

  • 1972 – Vietnam War: Increased American bombing in Vietnam prompts anti-war protests in Los Angeles, New York City, and San Francisco.

  • 1977 – Optical fiber is first used to carry live telephone traffic.

  • 1993 – Version 1.0 of the Mosaic web browser is released.

  • 1998 – Disney's Animal Kingdom opens at Walt Disney World near Orlando, Florida.

  • 2000 – In a pre-dawn raid, federal agents seize six-year-old Eliαn Gonzαlez from his relatives' home in Miami, Florida.

  • 2008 – The United States Air Force retires the remaining F-117 Nighthawk aircraft in service.

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