03/02/2024
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1762 – 1st female (Ann Franklin) US newspaper editor, Newport, Rhode Island.

1848 – The US annexes New Mexico.

1864 – First Geneva Convention adopted in Geneva “for the Amelioration of the Wounded in Armies in the Field” signed by 12 nations.

1865 – William Sheppard is issued the first US patent for liquid soap.

1901 – Cadillac Motor Company is founded.

1902 – US President Theodore Roosevelt became 1st US chief executive to ride in a car.

1906 – 1st Victor Victrola manufactured.

1927 – Babe Ruth hits 40th of 60 homers.

1932 – BBC begins experimental regular TV broadcasts.

1956 – Elvis Presley begins filming “Love Me Tender” (The Reno Brothers)

1957 – Olympic heavyweight boxing champion Pete Rademacher becomes first to contest the world title in his first professional bout; knocked out by Floyd Patterson in 6th round at Sicks’ Stadium, Seattle.

1962 – Savannah, world’s 1st nuclear-powered ship, completes voyage from Yorktown, Va. to Savannah, Ga.

1975 – McNichols Sports Arena in Denver opens.

1984 – Last Volkswagen Rabbit produced.

1990 – US President George H.W. Bush calls up military reserves.

1994 – DNA testing links O.J. Simpson to murder of Nicole Simpson & Ron Goldman.

2003 – Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore is suspended after refusing to comply with a federal court order to remove a rock inscribed with the Ten Commandments from the lobby of the Alabama Supreme Court building.

2014 – 2nd Ebola death in Nigeria, Africa’s most populated country.

2018 – Longest ever bull market for Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index at 3,453 days (using 19.9 percent decline in 1990 as the start, usually 20%)

2018 – Forbes says George Clooney made more money in a single year ($239 million) than any actor ever, due to sale of alcohol company, followed by Dwayne Johnson ($124m)

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