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1764 Bostonian lawyer, James Otis, denounces "taxation without representation" and called for the colonies to unite in demonstrating their opposition to Britain’s new tax measures.
1816 Emamual Leutze was born in Germany. He was most famous for his paintings "Washington Crossing the Delaware" and "Columbus Before the Queen".
1830 The first passenger railroad service in the U.S. began service.
1844 Samuel F.B. Morse formally opened America's first telegraph line. The first message was sent from Washington, DC to Baltimore, MD.
1859 Charles Gounod's "Ave Maria" was sang by Madame Caroline Miolan-Carvalho for the first time in public.
1878 The first American bicycle race was held in Boston.
1883 After 14 years of construction, the Brooklyn Bridge was opened to traffic.
1913 The U.S. Department of Labor entered into its first strike mediation. The dispute was between the Railroad Clerks of the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad stations.
1930 Amy Johnson became the first woman to fly from England to Australia.
1931 The B&O Railroad began service with the first passenger train to have air conditioning throughout. The run was between New York City and Washington D.C.
1935 The Cincinnati Reds played the Philadelphia Phillies in the first major league baseball game at night. The switch for the floodlights was thrown by President F.D. Roosevelt.
1950 ‘Sweetwater’ (Nat) Clifton’s contract was purchased by the New York Knicks. Sweetwater played for the Harlem Globetrotters and became the first black player in the NBA.
1983 The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the federal government had the right to deny tax breaks to schools that racially discriminate.
1994 The four men convicted of bombing New York's World Trade Center were each sentenced to 240 years in prison.
1999 39 miners were killed in an underground gas explosion in the Ukraine.
2000 The U.S. House of Representatives approved permanent normal trade relations with China. China was not happy about some of the human rights conditions that had been attached by the U.S. lawmakers.
2001 Temba Tsheri, 15, became the youngest person to reach the summit of Mount Everest.


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