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On this day in history, the first pictures of Earth were sent back to the U.S.

August 18th

Thursday, August 18, 2011 - 1:46pm

1735 - The "Evening Post" of Boston, MA, was published for the first time.

1774 - Merriwether Lewis, U.S. explorer was born. He was the leader of the Lewis & Clark Expedition.

1840 - The American Society of Dental Surgeons was founded in New York City, NY.

1894 - The Bureau of Immigration was established by the U.S. Congress.

1914 - The "Proclamation of Neutrality" was issued by U.S. President Woodrow Wilson. It was aimed at keeping the U.S. out of World War I.

1916 - Abraham Lincoln's, the 16th president of the U.S., birthplace was made into a national shrine.

1919 - The "Anti-Cigarette League of America" was formed in Chicago IL.

1920 - Tennessee ratified the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The Amendment guaranteed the right of all American women to vote.

1937 - The first FM radio construction permit was issued in Boston, MA. The station went on the air two years later.

1938 - The Thousand Islands Bridge was dedicated by U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The bridge connects the U.S. and Canada.

1963 - James Meredith graduated from the University of Mississippi. He was the first black man to accomplish this feat.

1966 - The first pictures of earth taken from moon orbit were sent back to the U.S.

1980 - George Brett of the Kansas City Royal's had his batting average reach the .400 mark.

1982 - The longest baseball game played at Wrigley Field in Chicago, IL, went 21 innings before the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Cubs 2-1.

1992 - Larry Bird, after 13 years with the Boston Celtics, announced his retirement.


 

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