Times-Herald (Vallejo)

TODAY IN HISTORY

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1862

Union forces led by Gen. Ulysses S. Grant defeated the Confederat­es at the Battle of Shiloh in Tennessee.

1915

Jazz singer-songwriter Billie Holiday, also known as “Lady Day,” was born in Philadelph­ia.

1922

The Teapot Dome scandal had its beginnings as Interior Secretary Albert B. Fall signed a secret deal to lease U.S. Navy petroleum reserves in Wyoming and California to his friends, oilmen Harry F. Sinclair and Edward L. Doheny, in exchange for cash gifts.

1927

The image and voice of Commerce Secretary Herbert Hoover were transmitte­d live from Washington to New York in the first successful long-distance demonstrat­ion of television.

1945

During World War II, American planes intercepte­d and effectivel­y destroyed a Japanese fleet, which included the battleship Yamato, that was headed to Okinawa on a suicide mission.

1966

The U.S. Navy recovered a hydrogen bomb that the U.S. Air Force had lost in the Mediterran­ean Sea off Spain following a B-52 crash.

Birthdays

Country singer Bobby Bare is 86. Movie director Francis Ford Coppola is 82. Actor Jackie Chan is 67. Actor Russell Crowe is 57.

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