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1847 New York and Boston were linked by telegraph wires.
1893 The New York stock market crashed.
1905 The battleship Potemkin succumbed to a mutiny on the Black Sea.
1924 Democrats considered Mrs. Leroy Springs for a Vice Presidential nomination. She was the first woman considered for the job.
1929 Scientists at Bell Laboratories in New York revealed a system for transmitting television pictures.
1940 Robert Pershing Wadlow was measured by Dr. Cyril MacBryde and Dr. C. M. Charles. They recorded his height at 8' 11.1." He was only 22 at the time of his death on July 15, 1940.
1950 U.S. President Truman ordered the Air Force and Navy into the Korean conflict. The United Nations Security Council had asked for member nations to help South Korea repel an invasion from the North.
1959 The play, "West Side Story," with music by Leonard Bernstein, closed after 734 performances on Broadway.
1969 Patrons at the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in New York City's Greenwich Village, clashed with police. This incident is considered to be the birth of the homosexual rights movement.
1973 Former White House counsel, John W. Dean, told the Senate Watergate Committee about an "enemies list" that was kept by the Nixon White House.
1985 The U.S. House of Representatives voted to limit the use of combat troops in Nicaragua.
1995 Actor, Hugh Grant, was arrested in Los Angeles for engaging in "lewd behavior" with a prostitute in a rented BMW.
1998 An English woman was impregnated with her dead husband's sperm after a two-year legal battle over her right to the sperm.
1998 In a live joint news conference in China, U.S. President Clinton and President Jiang Zemin offered an uncensored airing of differences on human rights, freedom, trade and Tibet.
2002 In the U.S., the Securities and Exchange Commission required companies with annual sales of more than $1.2 billion to submit sworn statements backing up the accuracy of their financial reports.

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