TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

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On May 26, 1864, Pres­i­dent Abra­ham Lin­coln signed a mea­sure cre­at­ing the Mon­tana Ter­ri­tory.

In 1868, the im­peach­ment trial of Pres­i­dent An­drew John­son ended with ac­quit­tal on the re­main­ing charges.

In 1938, the House UnAmer­i­can Ac­tiv­i­ties Com­mit­tee was es­tab­lished by Congress.

In 1971, Don McLean recorded his song “Amer­i­can Pie” at The Record Plant in New York City.

In 1972, Pres­i­dent Richard M. Nixon and Soviet leader Leonid Brezh­nev signed the Anti-Bal­lis­tic Mis­sile Treaty in Moscow.

In 1978, Re­sorts Casino Ho­tel, the first le­gal U.S. casino out­side Ne­vada, opened in At­lantic City, New Jer­sey.

In 1998, the Supreme Court ruled that El­lis Is­land, his­toric gate­way for mil­lions of im­mi­grants, was mainly in New Jer­sey.

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