the United States Constitution went into effect as NewHampshire became the ninth state to ratify it.
Cyrus Hall McCormick received a patent for his reap-ing machine.
author and critic Mary McCarthy was born in Seattle.
heavyweight Max Schmeling lost a title ﬁght rematchin New York by decision to Jack Sharkey,promptingSchmeling’s manager,Joe Jacobs,to exclaim:“We wasrobbed!”
the Republican national convention opened inPhiladelphia. (The delegates ended up choosing Thomas E.Dewey to be their presidential nominee.)
Cardinal Giovanni Battista Montini was chosen tosucceed the late Pope John XXIII; the new pope took the namePaul VI.
civil rights workers Michael H. Schwerner,AndrewGoodman and James E. Chaney were murdered inPhiladelphia,Miss.; their bodies were found buried in an earth-en dam six weeks later.
former Indonesian President Sukarno died at 69.
a jury in Washington D.C. found John Hinckley Jr. notguilty by reason of insanity in the shootings of PresidentRonald Reagan and three other men.
a sharply divided Supreme Court ruled that burningthe American ﬂag as a form of political protest was protectedby the First Amendment.
the WNBA made its debut as the New York Libertydefeated the host Los Angeles Sparks 67-57.Composer Lalo Schifrin is 80. Actor Bernie Kopell is 79. ActorMonte Markham is 77. Songwriter Don Black is 74. ActressMariette Hartley is 72. Comedian Joe Flaherty is 71. Rock singer-musician Ray Davies (The Kinks) is 68.. Rock musicianJoe Molland (Badﬁnger) is 65. Rock musician Don Airey (DeepPurple) is 64. Country singer Leon Everette is 64. Rock musicianJoey Kramer (Aerosmith) is 62. Rock musician Nils Lofgren is61. Actress Robyn Douglass is 59. Actor Leigh McCloskey is 57.Cartoonist Berke Breathed is 55. Country singer Kathy Mattea is53. Actor Marc Copage is 50. Actress Sammi Davis is 48. ActorDoug Savant is 48. Country musician Porter Howell is 48.
Woman drives car ontogolf course,into sand trap
UXBRIDGE,Mass. — A woman toldpolice she drove her car into a sand trapon a Massachusetts golf course becauseher GPS sent her the wrong way.Police say she was drunk.Patricia Maione was held on $10,000bail after pleading not guilty Tuesday tocharges including driving with a sus-pended license and fourth offensedrunken driving.Authorities say the 47-year-oldwoman’s car got stuck at theWhitinsville Golf Club in Northbridgeon Monday. She told police her GPS toldher to turn left,which she said led herthrough a corn ﬁeld and onto the golf course.The Telegram & Gazette reports thatpolice say they found a cup ﬁlled withalcohol in her car.There were golfers on the course at thetime,but no one was hurt.
Ohio candy thief targetsmostly peanut butter cups
LORAIN,Ohio — Police in northernOhio are trying to identify a candy thief who has stolen hundreds of dollars inpeanut butter cups from a gas stationstore.Employees reported that a young manusually comes in after midnight,snatch-es Reese’s peanut butter cups and exitsthe store before they can call police. Theworkers say the candy stolen over thepast few months was worth $400 to$600.The Morning Journal reports the latesttheft happened early Tuesday morning.A police report indicates the man stolepeanut butter cups and went for a saltiersnack,grabbing a bag of chips. He wasdressed in black clothing,with a hoodedsweatshirt over his head.A clerk says he tried to stop the thief,who spun him around and ﬂed on foot.
No free beer:Alaska airlinemodifies promotion
KODIAK,Alaska — It turns out,thereis no such thing as a free beer,at least onEra Alaska ﬂights.The airline had been offering a free 6-ounce beer to adult passengers.KMXT reports the airline discontinuedthe program Tuesday as a courtesy to thestate,which prohibits free alcohol frombeing used as a marketing tool. However,there is no federal law against it onceplanes are airborne.The airline will now charge $1 for eachglass of Denali Brewing Co.’s “SingleEngine Red.”Previously,the ﬁrst beer wasfree and every beer thereafter was $3.The beer is available on the airline’sDash 8 routes between Anchorage andFairbanks,Deadhorse,Homer and Kodiak.The promotion is scheduled to run throughJune but may be extended.
WWE superstar John Cenagrants 300th Make-A-Wish
UNIONDALE,N.Y. — WWE super-star John Cena granted his 300th wish to a7-year-old Pennsylvania boy with a spinalcondition,continuing his streak as themost popular celebrity granter in Make-A-Wish Foundation history.Jonny Littman wanted to meet his hero,and the WWE accommodated that wishMonday night before an episode of “Raw”live from New York’s Long Island.But Jonny got a bonus to his wish.On Wednesday morning,Jonny wasbeing interviewed on “Good MorningAmerica”when Sam Champion askedhim about his green T-shirt. After Jonnytold him it was John Cena,Championasked if anyone knew the WWESuperstar.The pro wrestler and actor walked outto Jonny’s surprise and presented himwith another gift. This time it was ticketsfor him and his family to attend the1,000th episode of the WWE show.To put Cena’s 300 granted wishes inperspective,Michael Jordan has grantedaround 200 and Kobe Bryant is in the 100-wish range.“I truly give hats off to Make-A-Wishfor keeping statistics,”Cena said Mondaybefore the show. “They had a nice littlecelebration for me at 200,and I humblysaid we should do it at 1,000.“We’re just getting started,”he saidenthusiastically.
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