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Today in
Misc. History

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1894 - The U.S. Congress made Labor Day a U.S. national holiday.

1911 - Samuel J. Battle became the first African-American policeman in New York City.

1919 - The Treaty of Versailles was signed ending World War I exactly five years after it began. The treaty also established the League of Nations.

1938 - The U.S. Congress created the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) to insure construction loans.

1945 - U.S. General Douglas MacArthur announced the end of Japanese resistance in the Philippines.

Random Quotes

They have been at a great feast of languages, and stolen the scraps.
- William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616), "Love's Labour's Lost", Act 5 scene 1