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This Day In History
This Day In History

1731 – 1st US music concert (Peter Pelham’s great room in Boston)

1817 – 1st coffee planted in Hawaii (Kona)

1854 – Pennsylvania Rock Oil Co., 1st in US, incorporated in NYC.

1861 – US banks stops payments in gold.

1873 – American Metrological Society forms (NYC) weights, measures & money.

1906 – Iran becomes a constitutional monarchy.

1907 – Abraham Mills’ commission declares Abner Doubleday invented baseball.

1924 – Astronomer Edwin Hubble formally announces existence of other galactic systems at meeting of the American Astronomical Society.

1929 – Cole Porter’s musical “Wake Up and Dream” premieres in NYC.

1938 – United Auto Workers stage 1st sit-down strike, at Fisher Body Plant.

1948 – “Kiss Me, Kate” opens at New Century Theater NYC for 1077 performances.

1963 – “Let’s Make A Deal,” debuts on NBC-TV.

1963 – Congress authorizes Kennedy half dollar.

1968 – Frank Sinatra 1st records, “My Way” with lyrics were written by Paul Anka, based on French song “Comme d’habitude”.

1972 – President Nixon halts bombing of North Vietnam & announces peace talks.

1978 – Ohio State dismisses Woody Hayes as its football coach.

1985 – IBM-PC DOS Version 3.2 released.

1995 – CARQUEST Bowl 6: North Carolina beats Arkansas, 20-10.

2008 – NFL head coach Mike Shanahan is fired by the Denver Broncos.

2013 – NFL head coach Mike Shanahan is fired by the Washington Redskins.

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