On this day in America in 1879, Thomas Edison give the first public demonstration of his concept of the incandescent light bulb. Also on this day in America in 1946, Harry S. Truman announced that all hostilities of WWII were officially over. Lastly on this day in American history in 1999, the $350 million Panama Canal was officially transferred over to Panamanian nationalists by Jimmy Carter. Thus, strengthening relations between the US and Panama, while weakening the security of American interests in the Americas; resulting in Operation Just Cause a little less then a decade later, in December of 1989.
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- Marcus Garvey
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