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1920 – American Fishing Schooner Esperanto defeats the Canadian Fishing Schooner Delawana in the first International Fishing Schooner Championship Races in Halifax.
1943 – Dim-out ban lifted in SF Bay area
1946 – Marken soccer team forms
1947 – Howard Hughes flies “Spruce Goose”, a huge wooden airplane
1957 – KVII TV channel 7 in Amarillo, TX (ABC) begins broadcasting
1960 – Benelux treaty goes into effect
1964 – Vietcong-assault on airport Bien Hoa at Saigon
1968 – US pro soccer 14 teams merged into 1 all star team
1977 – US President Jimmy Carter raises the minimum wage from $2.30 to $3.35 an hour, effective from 1st Jan 1981
1988 – Staten Island ferry gets 1st pay phones

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