Today in 1885,The Statue of Liberty arrived in New York aboard the French ship “Isere.”The statue had been completed a year earlier, and arrived in 214 giant crates.
Today in 1934, the Federal Communications Commission was established.
Today in 1953, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were executed at Sing Sing prison in New York following their conviction for selling U.S. nuclear secrets to the Soviet Union.
Today in 1967, Paul McCartney admitted on TV that he took LSD.
Today in 1990, opening statements were presented in the drug and perjury trial of Washington D.C. Mayor Marion Barry Jr. Barry was later convicted of a single count of misdemeanor drug possession, and sentenced to six months in prison.
Today in 1999, the Dallas Stars won the Stanley Cup by defeating the Buffalo Sabres 2-to-1 in game six, which had gone into triple overtime and ended past midnight.
Today in 2000, the Supreme Court reaffirmed, 6-to-3, that praying in public schools had to be private, barring officials from letting students lead stadium crowds in prayer before football games.
Today in 2013, James Gandolfini died of a heart attack at the age of 51.
Today in 2018, Canada's Senate voted to legalize recreational marijuana use, first major economy to do so.
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