On this day in 1812, the Louisiana Territory is renamed the Missouri Territory by some studio exec.

On this day in 1878, Turkey turns Cyprus over to the British, who officially respond, "Thanksóloads."

On this day in 1896, Henry Ford makes a successful pre-dawn test run of his horseless carriage, called a quadricycle, through the streets of Detroit, prompting horses to threaten a nationwide strike.

On this day in 1947, the House of Representatives overwhelmingly approves the Taft-Hartley Act, but votes down Allen and Rossi, Marshall and Noonan, and Patchett and Tarses.

On this day in 1992, the U.S. Postal Service announces the results of a nationwide vote on the Elvis Presley stamp, saying more people prefer the "younger Elvis" design to the "older Elvis," or the "bloated, cross-dressing Elvis."


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