This Day In History August 3

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Lt. Macready (right) and McCook Field engineer E. Dormoy (left) in front of the 1st crop duster airplane (August 3, 1921)
1921 In an effort to try and eradicate caterpillars in and around Troy, Ohio, the first application of poison by aerial crop dusting was used.
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An Arkansas city started the “King Cotton Classic” in 1982 and has grown to be one of the top high school basketball tournaments in the US.
 

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King Cotton Classic promotional video 1987
Question: Which city in Arkansas hosts this event?
1678 The Griffon is the first ship built in America by Robert La Salle and his men to help explorer the New World or America.
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Woodcut of the Griffon
1882 To help stem the tide of immigration, the United States Congress passes the first law to slow and restrict immigration to this country.
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A political cartoon from 1882, showing a Chinese man being barred entry to the “Golden Gate of Liberty”. The caption reads, “We must draw the line somewhere …
1914 After the completion of the Panama Canal and its opening to traffic, the very first seaworthy ship passes thru today.
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Ancon at the opening of the Panama Canal, 1914
1921 In an effort to try and eradicate caterpillars in and around Troy, Ohio, the first application of poison by aerial crop dusting was used.
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Altitude and wind affect dispersion. Photo by Charles O’Rear, 1972. Aerial application …
1923 Upon the death of President Warren G. Harding, Vice President Calvin Coolidge, after being sworn in as the President of the United States, became the 30th man to hold the office of President.
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President Harding and Vice President Coolidge and their wives
1972 After a treaty between the United States and Russia to limit the number of missiles each country could have, the United States Senate ratifies the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty.
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Brezhnev and Ford signing joint communiqué on the SALT treaty in Vladivostok.
1975 The Louisiana Superdome, with a  seating capacity of 76,468 under one roof, designed by the architecture firm Curtis and Davis, is dedicated today.
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1981 President Reagan offered an ultimatum to workers of the Air Traffic Controllers (PATCO) who began a strike. President Regan said he would fire all 13,000 members if they did not return to work. He did fire all the members who did not report for work.
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Answer: Pine Bluff.

This Day In History August 2

www.stripes.com-image The Purple Heart is the oldest and most expensive medal of the military’s awards.
1782 At his headquarters in Newburg, General George Washington issued  a general order to create an Honorary Badge of Distinction shaped like a purple heart that he had designed.
This Day In History August 2
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by Bobbie StewartThe future United States President Zackary Taylor, built a home in this Arkansas city and the chimney of the home is still standing today.
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General Taylor’s Home. Site of the Home of General Zachary Taylor whose headquarters were at Camp Belknap, Fort Smith, 1841 – 1845.
Question: In the event you would like to visit the home site. What city in Arkansas would you need to visit?
1776 All fifty- six of the founding fathers held the formal  signing of the United States Declaration of Independence to be sent to the English Crown.
 
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1782 At his headquarters in Newburg, General George Washington issued  a general order to create an Honorary Badge of Distinction shaped like a purple heart that he had designed, this became the first and oldest United States Armed Force badge. This badge was later called the Purple Heart and is
now awarded  to military personnel  that have been wounded in action.
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Badge of Military Merit
1790 The United States government conducted the first census of the population in the United States and found the population to be 3,939,214 people and out of this number 697,624 were African American slaves.
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Slavery in the United States
1858 In effort to help speed up mail delivery in New York City and Boston the first street mailboxes are installed.
 Mail - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia en.wikipedia.org- image This antique "letter-box" style U.S. mailbox is both on display and in use at the Smithsonian Institution Building.

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This antique “letter-box” style U.S. mailbox is both on display and in use at the Smithsonian Institution Building.
1892 The first prototype of the escalator is patented today by Charles A Wheeler.
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1909 To honor President Lincoln, the first pennies to bear his image was minted to replace the Indian head pennies.
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1937 In an effort to essentially render marijuana and all it’s by-products illegal in America, the United States Congress passed the Marihuana Tax Act of 1937.
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Tax stamp for a producer of hemp
1939 To prevent  federal workers from becoming active in politics, Congress passed the Hatch Act.
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This cartoon by Rollin Kirby appeared in 1940, a year after the original Hatch Act was passed and just before controversial amendments to the bill passed …
Answer: Fort Smith.
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Remains of Zacary Taylor’s Home in Fort Smith

Democrat Bill Patmon, a black state representative in Ohio, has introduced a bill to end Ohio state funding to Planned Parenthood.

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At an anti-abortion rally in front of the Ohio Statehouse, state Rep. Bill Patmon, an African American Democrat from Cleveland, announced he’s co-sponsoring …
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Democrat Bill Patmon, a black state representative in Ohio, has introduced a bill to end Ohio state funding to Planned Parenthood.
“Five thousand, four hundred and ninety-nine abortions are in Cuyahoga County, which I happen to represent,” Patmon said in a speech Tuesday. “And 63 percent of them are black women, 63 percent of them are of a certain hue of their skin.”
“You hear a lot of demonstrations across the country now, about black lives matter,” Patmon added. “Well, they skipped one place. They should be in front of Planned Parenthood.”
Patmon was speaking at a pro-life rally at the Ohio statehouse.

This Day In History August 1

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USS Nautilus during her initial sea trials, 20 January 1955

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A great American historian from Arkansas was born in Vanndale in 1908 and wrote “Origins of the New South” and “The Burden of Southern History” plus many other outstanding works.

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Question: Who is this great Arkansas historian from Vanndale?

 
1789 In an effort to raise money to help finance the United States government the United States Customs Service begins to enforce the Traffic Act that was passed by Congress.
1852 The Zion Methodist Church of San Francisco was the First African American Methodist Church to be established.
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1867 After the Civil War, and under the new 13th-15th amendments to the United States Constitution, African American voters were able to vote for the first time in a United States, state elections in the southern state of Tennessee.
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Reconstruction gave black farmer, businessman and soldier the right to vote for the first time in 1867, as celebrated by Harper’s Weekly on its front cover, …

1873 After years of planning and working in the city of San Francisco, the first cable cars begin service.

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Early San Francisco Cable Car on Clay Street, 1878
1957 NORAD, with a string of radar sites called the Dew line, was created in the far north in Canada, under a United States and Canadian treaty which was called North American Air Defense Command. The purpose of the system was to help warn
of a missile or aircraft attack over the North Pole from Russia.
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NORAD/USNORTHCOM Alternate Command Center prior to the Cheyenne Mountain Realignment.

1958 After becoming fully operational, the USS Nautilus, the first US atomic sub, starts the first transit of the North Pole under the ice caps in operation “Sunshine”.

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1972 American investigative journalists Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward of the Washington Post broke the first story exposing the Watergate scandal which led to President Nixon to resign from office.
 

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Answer: Vann Woodward.