July 20th - Today in American History
1858 - The first admission of 50 cents was charged for a major league baseball game at Fashion Race Course on Long Island, N.Y. between Brooklyn and New York, the players did not receive a salary (until 1863). (pictured above)
1868 - Legislation was passed that ordered U.S. tax stamps to be placed on all cigarette. By 1868, tobacco taxes become the Government’s main source of income.
1940 - The Arroyo Seco Parkway in California, formerly known as the Pasadena Freeway, is the 1st freeway in the Western United States.
1964 - Jan and Dean's "Surf City", written by Brian Wilson (of the Beach Boys) and Jan Berry was the 1st surf song to be a national number-one hit.
1969 - Apollo 11's crew successfully makes the first manned landing on the Moon in the Sea of Tranquility. Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first to walk on the Moon.
1976 – After a 10-month cruise, America’s Viking 1 robot spacecraft is the 1st spacecraft to land on Mars and perform its mission, transmitting surface images and looking for evidence of life.
2017 - Licensed Loan Originators contacted American Mortgage Bank to apply for the Contract Originator Program so they can take applications for residential loans in states they're NOT licensed. Contact: Trent@AmericanMB.com or (405) 285-1234 ext. 141.