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1855 – First veterinary college in US incorporated in Boston.

1881 – Billy the Kid escapes from the Lincoln County jail in Mesilla, New Mexico.

1914 – 181 die in coal mine collapse at Eccles, West Virginia.

1919 – 1st jump with US Army Air Corps (rip-cord type) parachute (Les Irvin)

1934 – FDR signs Home Owners Loan Act.

1937 – 1st animated cartoon electric sign displayed (NYC)

1940 – Glenn Miller records “Pennsylvania 6-5000”

1942 – “WW II” titled so, as result of Gallup Poll.

1945 – US 5th Army reaches Swiss border.

1957 – WSOC-TV channel 9 in Charlotte, N.C (ABC) begins broadcasting.

1961 – Warren Spahn pitches 2nd no-hitter at 41 beats San Francisco Giants, 1-0.

1965 – Lindsey Nelson broadcasts game at Astrodome from a hanging gondola.

1967 – The Douglas Aircraft Company behind schedule with deliveries of the DC-8 and DC-9 and close to bankruptcy agrees to merge with the McDonnell Aircraft Corporation to form McDonnell Douglas.

1971 – Samuel Lee Gravely, Jr. becomes 1st black admiral in US Navy.

1985 – Billy Martin named NY Yankees manager for 4th time.

1987 – NBA announces expansion to Charlotte, NC & Miami, Florida in 1988 & Minneapolis, Minn & Orlando, Fla in 1989.

2001 – Millionaire Dennis Tito becomes the world’s first space tourist.

2011 – NFL Draft: Auburn quarterback Cam Newton first pick by Carolina Panthers.

2018 – Shaquem Griffin is the first one-handed person to be drafted into the NFL, for the Seattle Seahawks.