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1888 – Eastman Kodak founded by George Eastman.

1908 – Mr. & Mrs. Jacob Murdock and their children depart Los Angeles in a Packard Thirty, endeavoring to become the 1st family to travel across the United States by car; arrive in New York City 32 days, 5 hours and 25 minutes later.

1913 – The Woolworth Building was opened in New York City by Frank Winfield Woolworth at a cost of $13.5 million, at 792 feet it was the world’s tallest building at the time.

1923 – General harbor strike begins in New York City.

1945 – Albert B “Happy” Chandler is named 2nd baseball commissioner.

1950 – Leonard Bernstein’s musical “Peter Pan”, starring Jean Arthur and Boris Karloff, opens at Imperial Theater, NYC; runs for 320 performances.

1950 – President Harry Truman denies there are communists in the US government.

1956 – AL umpire Frank Umont is 1st to wear glasses in a regular season game.

1961 – President John F. Kennedy accepts “sole responsibility” following Bay of Pigs.

1962 – Massachusetts Institute of Technology sends TV signal by satellite for 1st time: California to Massachusetts.

1967 – Vietnam War: American General William Westmoreland says in a news conference that the enemy had “gained support in the United States that gives him hope that he can win politically that which he cannot win militarily.”

1978 – Angels’ Nolan Ryan strikes out 15 Mariners, 20th time he has 15 in a game.

1986 – Film “Crocodile Dundee” starring Paul Hogan and Linda Kozlowski premieres in Australia (highest grossing film of the year in the US)

1990 – Security law violator Michael Milken pleads guilty to 6 felonies.

1994 – David Robinson scores 71, ties 7th highest total in the NBA.

2004 – NFL Draft: Ole Miss quarterback Eli Manning first pick by San Diego Chargers.

2018 – Streaming music service overtake worldwide sales of CDs and vinyl for the first time according to International Federation of the Phonographic Industry.

2021 – Joe Biden becomes the first President to officially recognize killing of Armenians in the Ottoman empire during WWII as ‘genocide’