03/02/2024
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1861 – American Civil War: US Navy squadron captures forts at Hatteras Inlet, North Carolina.

1898 – The Goodyear tire company founded.

1908 – NY gives a ticker tape parade to returning US Olympians from London.

1916 – Congress creates US Naval Reserve.

1925 – After a night on the town, Babe Ruth shows up late for batting practice, Miller Huggins suspends Ruth & slaps a $5,000 fine on him.

1932 – United Cigar Stores shuts 800 shops.

1945 – General Douglas MacArthur named Supreme Commander of Allied Powers in Japan.

1958 – US Air Force Adademy’s permanent site opens in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

1962 – US U-2 flight sees SAM launch pads in Cuba.

1964 – “Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 965 performances.

1965 – Willie Mays sets NL record for HRs in a month with his 17th of August.

1967 – Final TV episode of “The Fugitive” starring David Janssen watched by 78 million people.

1977 – St Louis Cardinal Lou Brock eclipses Ty Cobb’s 49-year-old career stolen bases record at 893 as Padres win 4-3.

1979 – Sheridan Broadcasting Corp purchases Mutual Black Network.

1987 – Nolan Ryan passes the 200-strikeout barrier for record 11th time.

1997 – Netflix is founded by Marc Randolph and Reed Hasting in Scotts Valley, California as an online DVD rental business.

2005 – Hurricane Katrina makes 2nd and 3rd landfall as a category 3 hurricane, devastating much of the U.S. Gulf Coast from Louisiana to Florida Panhandle. Kills more than 1,836, causes over $115 billion in damage.

2012 – The USADA claims to have stripped Lance Armstrong of his seven Tour de France titles.

2017 – Hurricane Harvey sets rainfall record (51.88 inches in Cedar Bayou) from a tropical cyclone in continental US, according to US National Weather Service.

2018 – John McCain is only the third person to lie in state at the Arizona state capital rotunda in Phoenix.

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