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Good Morning East Tennessee!

This day in history…

1808 -1st college orchestra in U.S. founded at Harvard
1810 - Illinois passes 1st state vaccination legislation in U.S.
1831 - Edgar Allen Poe removed from West Point military academy
1836- 3,000 Mexicans beat 182 Texans at the Alamo, after 13 day fight
1857 - Dred Scott Decision: Supreme Court rules slaves cannot be citizens
1861 - Provisionary Confederate Congress establishes Confederate Army
1896 - 1st auto in Detroit, Charles B King rides his "Horseless Carriage"
1902 - Census Bureau forms
1918 - U.S. naval boat "Cyclops" disappears in Bermuda Triangle
1921 - Police in Sunbury, PA issue an edict requiring women to wear skirts at least 4 inches below the knee
1933 - Franklin D. Roosevelt declares a nationwide bank holiday
1947 -XB-45, 1st U.S. 4-engine jet bomber, makes 1st test flight, Muroc, CA
1962 - U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada test site
1964 - Liz Taylor got divorced for the 4th time
1967 - Jimmy Hoffa enters Lewisburg Federal Prison
1970 - Beatles release "Let it Be" in UK
1974 - An Italian loses a record $1,920,000 at roulette in Monte Carlo
1976 - World's Ladies Figure Skating Champ in Gothenburg won by Dorothy Hamill
1985 - Mexican authorities find body of U.S. drug agent Enrique C. Salaazar
1987 - 6.8 earthquake hits Ecuador, kills 100
1991 - Following Iraq's capitulation in the Persian Gulf conflict, President Bush told Congress that "aggression is defeated. The war is over"
1998 - Matt Beck, an angry lottery accountant kills 4 at Connecticut state lottery
2007 - Mega Millions has the highest lottery jackpot ever, $370 million dollars

Have a great day!

Published March 6, 2011

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