Press-Telegram (Long Beach)
TODAY IN HISTORY
Alexander Graham Bell received a U.S. patent for his telephone.
During WW II, U.S. forces crossed the Rhine at Remagen, Germany, using the damaged but still usable Ludendorff Bridge.
The U.S. Senate revised its filibuster rule, allowing 60 senators to limit debate in most cases, instead of the previously required twothirds of senators present.
The U.S. Navy issued its first permanent orders assigning women to regular duty on a combat ship — in this case, the USS Eisenhower.