On this day: Rebecca Felton is the first woman to serve in the US Senate

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U.S. Senator Rebecca Felton of Georgia, the first woman serving in the U.S. Senate, stands on the steps of the Capitol in Washington, D.C. On October 3, 1922, Felton was chosen to become the first woman to serve in the U.S. Senate following the untimely death of Senator Thomas E. Watson.  Sworn in on November 21, 1922. File photo by National Photographic Company/Library of Congress

U.S. Senator Rebecca Felton of Georgia, the first woman serving in the U.S. Senate, stands on the steps of the Capitol in Washington, D.C. On October 3, 1922, Felton was chosen to become the first woman to serve in the U.S. Senate following the untimely death of Senator Thomas E. Watson. Sworn in on November 21, 1922. File photo by National Photographic Company/Library of Congress

Oct 3 (UPI) – On this date in history:

In 1919, Cincinnati Reds player Dolf Luque became the first Latina player to appear at the World Championships. Luke was born in Havana, Cuba, on August 4, 1890.

In 1922, Rebecca Felton, a Democrat from Georgia, was selected to become the first woman serving in the United States Senate following the untimely death of Senator Thomas E. Watson.

In 1932, after 17 years of British rule, Iraq gained its independence from the United Kingdom and was admitted to the League of Nations.

In 1935, Italy invaded EthiopiaBeginning of the Second Italo-Ethiopian War. The Italian invasion of Ethiopia, a member of the League of Nations, revealed the ineffectiveness of the League, and its inability to exercise control over the member states when its laws were violated.

In 1952, Britain successfully tested the first atomic bomb, becoming the third nuclear power in the world.

In 1955, the children’s television show Captain Kangaroo With Bob Keshan in the title role, it was first broadcast.

In 1967, Volksinger and songwriter Woody Guthrie He passed away at the age of 55.

In 1972, US President Richard Nixon and Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko Signing strategic arms control agreementsPutting the first restrictions on nuclear weapons for the two countries.

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In 1990, the former communism East Germany merged with West Germanyending 45 years of post-war division.

In 1992, Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft Corp. Who left college, is the youngest person At the top of Forbes magazine’s list of the 400 richest Americans, with a net worth of $6.3 billion.

In 1993, Two days The Battle of Mogadishu began during the Somali Civil War, killing 19 Americans and between 200 and 300 Somalis. The militia shot down two American Black Hawk helicopters and became the inspiration for the movie black hawk fell.

In 1995, OJ Simpson . was acquitted of the charges He killed his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her boyfriend, Ron Goldman. The trial, which received extensive media coverage, lasted more than eight months.

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In 2007, US President George W. Bush veto a bill It would have increased funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program to provide health coverage for more than 10 million children. Bush said the proposal was a step toward universal health care, which he opposed.

In 2011, American Amanda Knox acquitted After a murder resumed in Perugia, Italy, two years after she was convicted of killing her British roommate.

In 2021, Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady passed on former New Orleans Saints Drew Brees quarterback to become an NFL career yardage leader passes In defeating Brady’s former team, the New England Patriots.

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