Press-Telegram (Long Beach)

TODAY IN HISTORY

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1876

Alexander Graham Bell received a U.S. patent for his telephone.

1945

During WW II, U.S. forces crossed the Rhine at Remagen, Germany, using the damaged but still usable Ludendorff Bridge.

1975

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.

1994

The U.S. Navy issued its first permanent orders assigning women to regular duty on a combat ship — in this case, the USS Eisenhower.

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