TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

Hartford Courant (Sunday) - - Living - By The As­so­ci­ated Press

In 1823, Pres­i­dent James Mon­roe out­lined his doc­trine op­pos­ing Eu­ro­pean ex­pan­sion in the Western Hemi­sphere.

In 1927, Ford Mo­tor Co. un­veiled its Model A auto- mo­bile that re­placed its Model T.

In 1939, New York Mu­nic­i­pal Air­port-La­Guardia Field went into op­er­a­tion as an air­liner from Chicago landed at one minute past mid­night.

In 1957, the Ship­ping­port Atomic Power Sta­tion in Penn­syl­va­nia, the first full-scale com­mer­cial nu­clear fa­cil­ity in the U.S., be­gan op­er­a­tions. (The re­ac­tor ceased op­er­at­ing in 1982.)

In 1970, the newly cre­ated En­vi­ron­men­tal Pro­tec­tion Agency opened its doors un­der its first di­rec­tor, Wil­liam D. Ruck­elshaus.

In 2001, in one of the largest cor­po­rate bank­rupt­cies in U.S. his­tory, En­ron filed for Chap­ter 11 pro­tec­tion.

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