03/02/2024
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1909 – A J Reach Co patents cork-centered baseball.

1910 – Theodore Roosevelt makes a speech in Kansas advocating a ‘square deal’: property shall be ‘the servant and not the master of the commonwealth’

1918 – Boston Red Sox, win earliest AL pennant ever (season ended Sept 2)

1935 – FDR signs an act prohibiting export of US arms to belligerents.

1940 – US National Guard assembles.

1946 – Foghorn Leghorn, Warner Bros. cartoon character created by Robert McKimson and Warren Foster, (Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series), first debuts in “Walky Talky Hawky”

1947 – NY Giants set season record for HRs by a club 183 (en route to 221)

1951 – 1st 33 1/3 album introduced in Dusseldorf.

1954 – Hurricane Carol hits New England, 70 die, Costliest ever hurricane at the time and 1st storm name to be retired.

1955 – 1st sun powered automobile demonstrated (Chicago, Illinois)

1960 – Sandy Koufax breaks Dizzy Dean’s NL mark of 18 strikeouts in a game.

1968 – 68th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Bruce Fleisher.

1969 – 25,000 attend New Orleans Pop Festival.

1973 – PBA National Championship won by Earl Anthony.

1979 – In the battle of American teenage prodigies, 16 year old Tracy Austin beats 14 year old Andrea Jaeger 6-2, 6-2 in the 2nd round at US Open.

1980 – “Oklahoma!” closes at Palace Theater NYC after 301 performances.

1987 – Curtis Strange sets golf’s earning for year record ($697,385)

1997 – Diana, Princess of Wales, dies in a car crash in a road tunnel in Paris.

2012 – Apple loses its patent dispute with Samsung in Tokyo, Japan.

2015 – US President Barack Obama arrives in Alaska on a 3-day tour highlighting climate change.

2019 – US missile attack in al-Qaeda jihadist training camp in Idlib province, Syria, kills 43.

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