Today in History

Historical Events

1902 - US Congress pass the New Lands Reclamation Act, which establishes a fund from sale of public lands to build irrigation dams for arid Western lands
1927 - US Open Men's Golf, Oakmont CC: American-based Scotsman Tommy Armour defeats Harry Cooper by 3 strokes in an 18-hole playoff to win the first of his 3 major titles
1970 - Led Zeppelin begins their last European tour
1997 - NHL announces it will add Nashville in 1998, Atlanta in 1999 and Minneapolis-St Paul and Columbus, Ohio in 2000
2012 - US Open Men's Golf, Olympic Club, SF: American Webb Simpson wins his first major title, 1 stroke ahead of runners-up Graeme McDowell and Michael Thompson
2015 - US Treasury announced that the image of Alexander Hamilton will be replaced from the US $10 bill by an image of a woman

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Famous Birthdays

1903 - Michail Swetlow, writer
1919 - Galina Ivanova Ustvol'skaya, composer
1936 - Ken Loach, British film director (The Wind That Shakes the Barley), born in Nuneaton, Warwickshire
1943 - Barry Manilow [Barry Alan Pincus], American singer/pianist (Mandy, I Write the Songs), born in New York City
1958 - Derek Lee Ragin, American countertenor
1967 - Keith Sims, NFL guard (Miami Dolphins)

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