On this day in America in 1932, Hattie Wyatt Caraway was elected the senator of Arkansas, marking the first time a women was elected to the Senate. Also on this day in America in 1986, the Columbia shuttle rocket launched today, piloted by the first African-American shuttle pilot, Charles Bolden; and carried the first Hispanic-American into space, Franklin Chang Diaz. Also on this day in 1991, Congress gave approval for the go ahead of the First Gulf War, to push Iraqi troops out of Kuwait. Lastly on this day in 1926, the entertainment duo Amos N' Andy debuted on the radio in Chicago, Illinois.
On this day in Canada in 1819, western Canada's oldest post-secondary institution, St. Boniface College (College St. Boniface) was founded in the Red River colony of St. Boniface, Manitoba. Also on this day in Canadian history in 1995, Toronto-born rock superstar Neil Young was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio.
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