03/02/2024
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1843 – American inventor 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.

1916 – Philadelphia Athletics’ Bullet Joe Bush no-hits Cleveland, 5-0.

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

1951 – Film “An American in Paris” with music by George Gershwin, directed by Vincente Minnelli, starring Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron premieres in London (Academy Awards Best Picture, 1952)

1956 – Yankees announce purchase of outfielder Enos Slaughter from KC.

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

1964 -LBJ nominated at Democratic convention in Atlantic City, NJ.

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

1972 – XX Summer Olympic Games open in Munich, West Germany.

1981 – Voyager 2 takes photos of Saturn’s moon Titan.

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

1992 – Hurricane Andrew makes landfall in Louisiana as Category 3 storm after causing deaths and severe damage in Florida.

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 report on Space Shuttle Columbia disaster.

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

2014 – Burger King agrees to purchase Canadian donut chain Tim Horton’s for $11.4 billion.

2016 – WDBJ TV reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward are fatally shot live on TV by an ex-colleague in Moneta, Virginia.

2016 – San Francisco 49ers Colin Kaepernick kneels in protest during the US national anthem at San Diego’s Qualcomm Stadium while playing against the San Diego Chargers, objecting to racial injustice and police brutality in the US.

2019 – Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay state of Oklahoma $572 million in 1st trial against opioid manufacturer.

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