Friday, January 19, 2018

Adv06 For release Tuesday, May 6

1840, Britain's first adhesive postage stamp, the Penny Black, officially went into circulation five days after its introduction.

1882, President Chester Alan Arthur signed the Chinese Exclusion Act, which barred Chinese immigrants from the U.S. for 10 years.

1937, the hydrogen-filled German airship Hindenburg burned and crashed in Lakehurst, N.J., killing 35 of the 97 people on board and a Navy crewman on the ground.

1954, medical student Roger Bannister broke the four-minute mile during a track meet in Oxford, England, in 3:59.4.

1994, former Arkansas state worker Paula Jones filed suit against President Bill Clinton, alleging he'd sexually harassed her in 1991. (Jones reached a settlement with Clinton in November 1998.)

2004: The final episode of "Friends" aired on NBC.

2013: Kidnap-rape victims Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight, three women who'd gone missing separately about a decade earlier while in their teens or early 20s, were rescued from a house in Cleveland. (Their captor, Ariel Castro, hanged himself in prison in September 2013.)



TODAY IN HISTORY

1882: President Chester Alan Arthur signed the Chinese Exclusion Act, which barred Chinese immigrants from the U.S. for 10 years.

1937: The hydrogen-filled German airship Hindenburg burned and crashed in Lakehurst, N.J., killing 35 of the 97 people on board and a Navy crewman on the ground.

2004: The final episode of Friends aired on NBC.

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