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6/30/2010 - DB Metzger

Congress creates Oklahoma, The first pilot license is issued to a woman in 1927 and Hitler conducts his purge in "the knight of the long knives". Gone with the Wind is published, The 40 hour work week is approved and the Brenda Starr comic strip first appears. In Birthdays Lena Horne and Susan Hayward are but two on the list.

1831  Mary Custis and Robert E. Lee married, Arlington, Virginia

1834 Congress creates Indian Territory (now Oklahoma)

1859 Charles Blondin is the first to cross Niagara falls on a tightrope. Sad to say, he wasnít the only one. Some like going over in barrels.

1927 Augusto Cesar Sandino issues his Manifesto Politico

1927 Phoebe Fairgrave Omlie issued first pilot license in U.S. for a woman

1930 1st round-the-world radio broadcast Schenectady NY

1934 "Night of the Long Knives," Hitler stages bloody purge of Nazi party

1936 Margaret Mitchellís Gone with the Wind is published.

1936 40 hour work week law approved. Fair Labor standards act

1938 Final game at Phila's Baker Bowl, Giants beat Phils 14-1

1940 "Brenda Starr" cartoon strip, by Dale Messick, 1st appears

1940 The Fish and Wildlife Service established.

1946 the US Army officially accepts ENIAC (Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer), the world's first electronic general-purpose digital computer. The machine was built by a team of engineers at the University of Pennsylvania headed by Mauchly and Eckert.

1948 Transistor as a substitute for Radio tubes announced (Bell Labs)

1950 President Truman orders US troops into Korea

1952 The Guiding Light soap opera moves from radio to TV. Itís still on the air.

1961 Dr Lee De Forest radio pioneer, dies at 87

1966 National Organization for Women (NOW) founded

1971 3 Soviet cosmonauts in Soyuz 11 die during re-entry.

1980 Vigdis Finnbogadottir elected President of Iceland

1988 Brooklyn dedicates a bus depot honoring Jackie Gleason

1989 The National Islamic Front (NIF) stages a military coup and takes control of the Sudan thereís currently a war going on which no one seems to notice. Hereís the background.

1992  Margaret Thatcher took a seat in the British House of Lords, after her controversial terms as prime minister and ouster by her own party

Notable Birthdays,

1768 Elizabeth Kortright Monroe (First Lady)

1819 Lucile Grahn (choreographer)

1868 Mabel Cratty (social worker and Y.W.C.A. leader

1909 Juan Bosch poet/president of the Dominican Republic (1962-63)

1917  Lena Horne(  singer and actress

1917 Susan Hayward  actress

1940 Patricia Schroeder former Congresswoman

1953 Cyndi Lauper singer from Brooklyn .

 Quote for Today

You have to be taught to be second class; you're not born that way.

-- Lena Horne

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