This Day In History- “The Wall Street Journal” Published Its First Issue

July 8th

Today in 1889,“The Wall Street Journal” published its first issue.

Today in 1889,John Sullivan beat Jake Kilrain for the heavyweight boxing title after 75 rounds. It was the last bare-knuckle contest -- boxing gloves became mandatory soon after.

Today in 1942,actor Cary Grant married actress Barbara Hutton. They divorced three years later.

Today in 1947,the American League defeated the National League, 2-to-1, in the All-Star game played at Chicago's Wrigley Field.

Today in 1969,the withdrawal of American troops from Vietnam began.

Today in 1970,the San Francisco Giant’s Jim Ray Hart became the first National League player in 59 seasons to collect six runs batted(RBI) during a single inning.

Today in 1976,former president Richard Nixon was removed from the New York Bar Association. His license to practice law was also revoked.

Today in 1984, John McEnroe defeated Jimmy Connors in straight sets, 6-1, 6-1, 6-2 to become the first American man in 46 years to capture back-to-back Wimbledon tennis titles.

Today in 1986,Admiral Hyman G. Rickover, widely regarded as the father of the nuclear navy,died in Arlington, Virginia, at the age of 86.

Today in 1994,O.J. Simpson was ordered to stand trial on charges of murdering his ex-wife, Nicole, and her friend, Ronald Goldman.

Today in 1997,the Mayo Clinic and the government warned the diet-drug combination known as "fen-phen" could cause serious heart and lung damage.

Today in 1998,a federal bankruptcy judge tentatively approved a settlement under which an estimated 170,000 women who said silicone breast implants had made them sick would get $3.2-billion from Dow Corning Corporation, the makers of the implants.

Today in 1999,astronaut Charles "Pete" Conrad Jr., the third man to walk on the moon,died after a motorcycle accident near Ojai, California. He was 69.

Today in 2010,the Solar Impulse completed the first 24-hour flight by a solar-powered plane

Today in 2011,Space Shuttle Atlantis was launched in the final mission of the U.S. Space Shuttle program.

Today in 2015,Washington Redskins had their trademark vacated on the grounds it may cause offense to Native Americans.

Today in 2015,New York Stock Exchange stops trading for nearly four hours due to a technical error.

Today in 2016,a lone gunman shot and killed five police officers, wounding others during a protest march against fatal police shootings of African Americans in Dallas.

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