Today In History

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            Here is what happened on Wednesday - June 29th...
            It is day 181 of the year 2016, and there are 185 days left...

      Famous People Born On This Day In History...

            1858,George Washington Goethals, engineer who built the Panama Canal.
     Today, this person is/would be 158 years old.
            1901,Nelson Eddy, baritone great duets with Janet McDonald.
     Today, this person is/would be 115 years old.
            1919,Slim Pickens
     Today, this person is/would be 97 years old.

      Events On This Day In History...

            1776,Mission Dolores founded in San Francisco Bay.
            1854,Congress ratifies Gadsden Purchase, adds parts of New Mexico and Arizona.
            1863,The very first "First National Bank" opens in Davenport, Iowa.
            1927,First flight from the West Coast arrives in Hawaii.
            1939,The Dixie Clipper completes the first commercial plane flight to Europe.
            1964,First remote control is sold with a TV.


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