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Friday, October 24, 2008

This Day in History

1861 - 1st US transcontinental telegram is sent (from SF to Wash DC)
1929 - This day became known as Black Thursday after Wall Street investors panicked and ordered their stock brokers to sell, sell, sell! Nearly 13 million shares traded hands and stock prices plummeted. Many stocks recovered late in the afternoon, but the stage had been se
1940 - The 40-hour work week went into effect under the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938.
1945 - The United Nations charter took effect on this day in 1945 at the San Francisco Conference. 51 countries came together determined to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war; to reaffirm faith in human rights; to promote social progress and better standards of life; to practice tolerance and live together in peace and unite their strength to maintain international peace and security.

Study your American History! A people who have no knowledge of their history are like a tree without roots. - Marcus Garvey

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