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In the U.S., the Federal Cigarette Labeling and Advertising Act was signed into law. The law required health warnings on all cigarette packages.
Bugs Bunny made his official debut in the Warner Bros. animated cartoon "A Wild Hare."
Canadian biochemist Frederick Banting and associates announced the discovery of the hormone insulin.
The 12th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified. With the amendment Electors were directed to vote for a President and for a Vice-President rather than for two choices for President.
Benjamin Rush began his service as the first Surgeon General of the Continental Army.
The British Parliament passed a second Navigation Act, which required all goods bound for the colonies be sent in British ships from British ports.
Stacy Dean Campbell
Charles P. Ginsburg
George Foster Peabody
At the beginning of this phase in the Northern Hemisphere, we see the entire left side of the Moon fully illuminated and total darkness on the right side. Watch as the lit area slowly shrinks each day until a sliver of a crescent appears on the left.
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