Today in American History

1896 – Utah became the 45th U.S. state.

1935 – Bob Hope was heard for the first time on network radio as part of “The Intimate Revue.”

1962 – New York City introduced a train that operated without conductors and motormen.

1974 – U.S. President Richard Nixon refused to hand over tape recordings and documents subpoenaed by the Senate Watergate Committee.

1999 – Former professional wrestler Jesse Ventura was sworn in as Minnesota’s 37th governor.

2006 – Nancy Pelosi became Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. She was the first woman to hold the position.

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