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1805 – Marines attack shores of Tripoli.

1877 – Rutherford B. Hayes removes Federal troops from Louisiana. Reconstruction ends.

1911 – Following the resignation and death of William P. Frye, a compromise is reached to rotate the office of President pro tempore (for the time being) of the United States Senate.

1926 – In the Giants’ 9-8 win over Phillies, Mel Ott, 17, 1st appearance.

1929 – Ryder Cup Golf, Moortown GC: Great Britain beats US, 7-5 in bitterly cold and snowy conditions.

1937 – 1st Social Security payment made.

1945 – US 5th Army enters Genoa.

1946 – 1st radar installed aboard a commercial ship.

1947 – Babe Ruth Day celebrated at Yankee Stadium and throughout the US.

1960 – 1st atomic powered electric-drive submarine launched (Tullibee)

1965 – RC Duncan patents “Pampers” disposable diaper.

1972 – Apollo 16 returns to Earth.

1978 – Cooling tower collapses at a coal-fired power plant at Willow Island, West Virginia, kills 51.

1981 – Xerox PARC introduces the computer mouse.

1987 – Justice Department bars Austrian Chancellor Kurt Wasdheim from entering the US, due to his aid of Nazi Germany during WWII.

1994 – Former President Richard Nixon buried in Nixon Library in Yorba Linda, California.

2006 – Construction begins on the Freedom Tower for the new World Trade Center in New York City.

2011 – Deadliest day of the 2011 super outbreak of tornadoes, the largest tornado outbreak in United States history.

2019 – Pope Francis donated $500,000 for migrants stranded in Mexico trying to reach the US.

2022 – CDC report finds that more than half of people (57.7%) had antibodies for COVID-19 by February 2022, with 75.2% of children and teenagers.

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