03/05/2024
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1789 – US Congress proposes the Bill of Rights.

1867 – Congress creates 1st all-black university, Howard U in Washington, D.C.

1875 – Billy the Kid escapes jail in Silver City, New Mexico, by climbing out of a chimney and becomes a fugitive.

1919 – US President Woodrow Wilson suffers a breakdown in Colorado, his health never recovers.

1926 – PGA Championship Men’s Golf, Salisbury GC: Walter Hagen defeats Leo Diegel, 5 & 3 in the final to win his 3rd consecutive PGA Championship title.

1926 – Henry Ford announces an 8 hour, 5 day work week for workers at the Ford Motor Company.

1932 – Jimmie Foxx hits his 58th HR in last game of season.

1933 – 1st state poorhouse opens in Smyrna, Georgia.

1941 – Brooklyn Dodgers win their 1st pennant in 21 games.

1949 – Evangelist Billy Graham begins his “Los Angeles Crusade” in a circus tent erected in a parking lot.

1956 – Brooklyn Dodgers Sal Maglie no-hits Philadelphia Phillies, 5-0.

1965 – Beatle cartoon show begins in US.

1973 – 3-man crew of Skylab 3 makes safe splashdown in Pacific after 59 days.

1981 – Rolling Stones begin their 6th US tour (JFK Stadium, Philadelphia)

1989 – Boston Red Sox Wade Boggs is 1st to get 200 hits & 100 walks in 4 consecutive seasons.

1997 – American sportscaster Marv Albert plea bargains in his sexual assault case.

2007 – Columbia Records releases Bruce Springsteen’s 15th studio album “Magic”, made with the E Street Band.

2016 – Tour Championship Men’s Golf, East Lake GC: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland wins in a playoff with Kevin Chappell and Ryan Moore; biggest prize in golf, US $10m.

2020 – Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg becomes the 1st woman to lie in state in the US Capitol in Washington, D.C.

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