Sunday, September 2, 2018

This Day In History





Sep
2
THIS DAY IN HISTORY

1969
First ATM opens for business
On this day in 1969, America's first automatic teller machine (ATM) makes its public debut, dispensing cash to customers at Chemical Bank in Rockville Center, New York. ATMs went on to revolutionize the banking industry, eliminating the need to visit a bank to conduct basic financial transactions... read more »
American Revolution
1789
Congress founds U.S. Treasury »
Automotive
1959
Ford introduces the compact, fuel-efficient Falcon »
Civil War
1862
McClellan is restored to full command »
Cold War
1987
Trial of Mathias Rust begins »
Crime
1998
A UN court hands down the first international conviction for genocide »
Disaster
1923
Great Tokyo Fire continues to blaze »
General Interest
31
The Battle of Actium »
1666
Great Fire of London begins »
1945
Japan surrenders »
1945
Vietnam independence proclaimed »
Hollywood
1973
Lord of the Rings creator Tolkien dies »
Literary
1946
The Iceman Cometh, by Eugene O'Neill, opens on Broadway »
Music
1996
Michael Jackson earns his 12th and final solo #1 with "You Are Not Alone" »
Old West
1885
Whites massacre Chinese in Wyoming Territory »
Presidential
1944
Navy aviator George H.W. Bush and his squadron attacked »
Sports
1991
Connors celebrates birthday with win at U.S. Open »
2013
Diana Nyad, 64, makes record swim from Cuba to Florida »
Vietnam War
1969
Ho Chi Minh dies »
1972
47th North Vietnamese MiG shot down »
World War I
1917
Fatherland Party formally launched in Germany »
World War II
1945
Allies celebrate V-J Day »



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