This Day in Baby Boomer History

Posted on August 20th, 2011 in Uncategorized by Terry Hamburg

1990: George Steinbrenner is forced to step down as New York Yankees general partner for associating with known gamblers.

1986: “Going postal” is coined. A mail carrier in Oklahoma fatally shoots fourteen fellow workers.

1982: U.S. Marines land in Beirut, Lebanon.

1974: Gerald Ford assumes the Presidency when Richard Nixon resigns, and chooses Nelson Rockefeller as Vice-President.

: Nolan Ryan pitch measured at a then baseball record 100.4 mph.

1971: FBI begins a covert investigation of journalist Daniel Schorr, an outspoken critic of President Nixon.

1965: Rolling Stones release their first #1 U.S. hit: Satisfaction.

1964: President Johnson signs the Economic Opportunity Act, a landmark anti-poverty bill, totaling nearly $1 billion.

1960: Space Race heats up. Russia recovers two dogs, the first living organisms to return from space.

1956: Republicans convene in San Francisco to re-nominate President Eisenhower.

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