03/02/2024
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1843 – Charles Thurber patents a typewriter.

1895 – Electric generator at Niagara Falls produces first power.

1907 – Harry Houdini escapes from chains underwater at Aquatic Park in 57 seconds.

1935 – CCC camp opens in Brecksville Reservation of Cleveland Metroparks.

1937 – Pumping to build Treasure Island in San Francisco Bay is finished.

1939 – 1st major league baseball telecast on W2XBS-Cincinnati Reds defeat the Brooklyn Dodgers at Ebbets Field, Brooklyn.

1945 – Japanese diplomats board USS Missouri to receive instructions on Japan’s surrender at the end of WWII.

1955 – 1st color telecast (NBC) of a tennis match (Davis Cup)

1959 – British Motor Corporation introduces the Morris Mini-Minor, designed by Alec Issigonis, it was only 10 ft long but seated 4 passengers.

1968 – “Hey Jude” single released by the Beatles (Billboard of the Year 1968, Billboard 10th biggest song of all time 2013)

1971 – NY Giants football team announces they’re leaving Bronx for NJ in 1975.

1971 – Bobby Orr signs a five-year contract with the Boston Bruins worth one million dollars, the first million dollar contract in NHL history.

1973 – University of Texas (Arlington) is first accredited school to offer belly dancing.

1982 – NASA launches Telesat-F.

1989 – Trumbull, Conn., is 1st US team since 1983 to win Little League World Series.

1996 – US President Bill Clinton signs welfare reform into law, representing major shift in welfare policy.

2003 – The Columbia Accident Investigation Board releases its final reports on Space Shuttle Columbia disaster.

2011 – The 787 Dreamliner, Boeing’s all-new composite airliner, receives certification from the EASA and the FAA.

2015 – WDBJ TV reporter Allison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward are fatally shot live on TV by an ex-colleague in Moneta, Virginia.

 

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