To­day in history

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1778 The United States signed its first treaty with a Na­tive Amer­i­can tribe, the Delaware Na­tion.

1787 The Con­sti­tu­tion of the United States of Amer­ica was signed by del­e­gates at the Con­sti­tu­tional Con­ven­tion.

1796 U.S. Pres­i­dent Ge­orge Wash­ing­ton’s Farewell Ad­dress was read be­fore the U.S. Congress.

1872 Phillip W. Pratt patented a ver­sion of the sprin­kler sys­tem.

1920 The Amer­i­can Pro­fes­sional Foot­ball As­so­ci­a­tion was formed in Can­ton, OH. It was the pre­cur­sor to the Na­tional Foot­ball League (NFL).

1930 Con­struc­tion on Boul­der Dam, later re­named Hoover Dam, be­gan in Black Canyon, near Las Ve­gas, NV.

1932 Sir Mal­colm Camp­bell set a speed record when he reached 276.27 mph over a half mile.

1937 At Mount Rush­more, Abra­ham Lin­coln’s face was ded­i­cated.

1953 Ernie Banks be­came the first black base­ball player to wear a Chicago Cubs uni­form. He re­tired in 1971 known as ‘Mr. Cub’.

1953 The Ochsner Foun­da­tion Hospi­tal in New Or­leans, LA, suc­cess­fully sep­a­rated Si­amese twins. Carolyn Anne and Cather­ine Anne Mou­ton were con­nected at the waist when born.

1955 “The Perry Como Show” moved to Satur­day nights on NBC-TV.

1962 U.S. space of­fi­cials an­nounced the se­lec­tion of Neil A. Arm­strong and eight oth­ers as new as­tro­nauts.

1963 “The Fugi­tive” pre­miered on ABC-TV. The show starred David Janssen.

1964 “Be­witched” pre­miered on ABC-TV.

1965 “Ho­gan’s He­roes” de­buted on CBS-TV.

1966 “Mis­sion Im­pos­si­ble” pre­miered on CBS-TV. 1972 “M*A*S*H” pre­miered on CBS-TV.

1976 NASA un­veiled the space shut­tle En­ter­prise in Palm­dale, CA.

1983 Vanessa Wil­liams, as Miss New York, be­came the first black woman to be crowned Miss Amer­ica.

1983 Johnny Bench (Cincin­nati Reds) re­tired af­ter 16 years as a catcher.

1984 Gor­don P. Getty was named the rich­est per­son in the U.S. His for­tune was $4.1 bil­lion.

1984 Reg­gie Jack­son hit his 500th ca­reer home run. It was ex­actly 17 years from the day he hit his first ma­jor league home run.

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