The Times Herald (Norristown, PA)

TODAY IN HISTORY

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1788

The first European settlers in Australia, led by Capt. Arthur Phillip, landed in present-day Sydney.

1907

Congress passed the Tillman Act, which prohibited corporatio­ns from making direct campaign contributi­ons to federal election candidates.

1961

President John F. Kennedy appointed Dr. Janet G. Travell to be his personal physician; she was the first woman to hold the job.

1962

The United States launched Ranger 3 to land scientific instrument­s on the moon, but the probe ended up missing its target by more than 22,000 miles.

1988

The Andrew Lloyd Webber musical “Phantom of the Opera” opened at Broadway’s Majestic Theater.

2020

NBA legend Kobe Bryant, his 13-yearold daughter and seven others were killed when their helicopter plunged into a steep hillside in dense morning fog in Southern California; the former Lakers star was 41.

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