History: What Happened Today?
- In 1806, the first cultivated strawberry is displayed by Michael Kent.
- In 1819, the first savings bank in US (Bank of Savings in NYC) opens its doors.
- In 1890, Idaho became the 43rd State.
- In 1976, Israel launches rescue of 103 Air France crew & passengers being held at Entebbe Airport in Uganda by pro-Palestinian hijackers.
- In 1986, the renovated Statue of Liberty was relit.
- Famous Birthdays: Tom Cruise (actor), Franz Kafta (writer), Dave Barry (humor writer), Montel Williams (talk show host)
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