04/16/2024
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1890 – President Benjamin Harrison signed the first U.S. law requiring inspection on meat products.

1901 – English engineer Hubert Cecil Booth patents the powered vacuum cleaner.

1910 – Yank Tom Hodges pitches 9 no-hit innings but loses to Cleveland in 11.

1937 – Joe Louis beats Tommy Farr in 15 for heavyweight boxing title.

1939 – NY Yankee Atley Donald pitches a baseball a record 94.7 mph.

1945 – 12th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Green Bay 19, All-Stars 7 (92,753)

1951 – US & Philippines sign mutual defense pact.

1954 – Hurricane Carol kills 68 on the East Coast.

1963 – Hotline communications link between the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. and the Kremlin in Moscow installed…Often known as the “red telephone” no phones were ever used, relying instead on Teletype equipment, fax machines and most recently secure email.

1965 – Casey Stengel announces his retirement after 55 years in baseball.

1967 – US Senate confirms Thurgood Marshall as 1st black justice.

1972 – Slalom canoeing is introduced at the Munich Olympics with East Germany winning all 4 events.

1976 – Tom Brokow becomes news anchor of NBC’s “Today Show”

1981 – Bill Shoemaker becomes the first jockey to win a $1 million thoroughbred horse race when John Henry takes the inaugural Arlington Million by a nose over The Bart.

1988 – Kent Tekulve is 2nd pitcher in majors to appear in 1,000 games.

1995 – Cable News Network (CNN) joins the internet.

2006 – Greg Maddux wins his 330th career game.

2017 – Hurricane Irma forms near Cape Verde Islands, will go on to become category 5 hurricane and kill at least 102.

2020 – Global cases of COVID-19 pass 25 million with death toll at 843,000.

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