06/20/2024
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This Day In History

1782 – 1st nautical almanac in US published by Samuel Stearns, Boston.

1813 – British burn Buffalo, NY during War of 1812.

1845 – Texas admitted as 28th state of the union.

1848 – Gas lights 1st installed at White House (Polk’s administration)

1851 – 1st American Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) chapter opened in Boston, Mass.

1862 – Bowling ball invented.

1891 – Edison patents “transmission of signals electrically” (radio)

1913 – 1st movie serial “Adventures of Kathlyn” premieres in Chicago.

1938 – Construction on Lake Washington Floating Bridge, Seattle, begins.

1948 – US State Department announces work on placing objects into Earth orbit.

1952 – 1st transistorized hearing aid offered for sale (Elmsford, NY)

1957 – Singers Steve Lawrence and Edie Gorme wed in Las Vegas.

1958 – TV soap “Young Dr. Malone” debuts.

1965 – Supremes release “My World is Empty Without You”

1969 – NY Times reports Curt Flood will sue baseball & challenge the reserve clause.

1972 – Life magazine ceases publication.

1982 – Coach Paul “Bear” Bryant ends his career with Alabama (323 wins)

1989 – Jane Pauley goodbye to NBC’s “Today” show.

1989 – Wayne Gretzky & Martina Navratilova, named athletes of decade by AP.

2007 – Tom Brady sets a then-NFL record, throwing his 50th TD pass, and the New England Patriots become the first team in NFL history to finish the regular season 16-0.

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