Today In History: January 13th

Just some events that took place on January 13th:

1919   California votes to ratify the prohibition amendment.

1923   Hitler denounces the Weimar Republic as 5,000 storm troopers demonstrate in Germany.

1927   A woman takes a seat on the NY Stock Exchange breaking the all-male tradition.

1931   The bridge connecting New York and New Jersey is named the George Washington Memorial Bridge.

1982   Air Florida Flight 90 Boeing 737 jet crashes into Washington, D.C.’s 14th Street Bridge shortly after takeoff, then plunges into the Potomac River; 78 people, including 4 motorists, are killed.

1990   In Virginia, Douglas Wilder, the first African American elected governor of a US state, takes office. –

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