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This Day In History

1693 – Royal charter granted William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia.

1862 – General Ulysses S. Grant captures Fort Henry in Tennessee.

1869 – Harper’s Weekly publishes 1st picture of Uncle Sam with chin whiskers.

1891 – 1st great train robbery by Dalton Gang (Southern Pacific #17)

1921 – “The Kid”, silent film starring Charlie Chaplin & Jackie Coogan, released.

1926 – NFL rules college students ineligible until college classes graduates.

1935 – “Monopoly” board game goes on sale for 1st time.

1943 – Singer Frank Sinatra debuts on radio’s “Your Hit Parade”

1948 – 1st radio-controlled airplane flown.

1953 – US controls on wages & some consumer goods lifted.

1958 – Ted Williams signs with Red Sox for $135,000, making him highest paid.

1965 – Righteous Brothers “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin'” hits #1.

1967 – Muhammad Ali TKOs Ernie Terrell in 15 for heavyweight boxing title.

1971 – 1st time a gold ball is hit on Moon (by Alan Shepard)

1981 – “Brady Brides” debuts on NBC TV.

1987 – No-smoking rules take effect in US federal buildings.

1992 – “Late Night’s 10th Anniversary Show At Radio City Music Hall” on NBC.

1998 – Washington National Airport is renamed Ronald Reagan National Airport.

2011 – Super Bowl XLV: Green Bay Packers beat Pittsburgh Steelers, 31-25 at the Cowboys Stadium, MVP: Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay, QB.

2014 – Jay Leno ends his time on “The Tonight Show”