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1886 – 1st major earthquake recorded in eastern US, at Charleston, South Carolina, 110 die.

1909 – A.J. roach 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’

1929 – Committee chaired by Owen D. Young finalizes the “Young Plan” to reduce German reparations from World War i to 112 billion Gold Marks ($USB billion) paid over 59 years.

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

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”

1950 – Dodger Gil Hodges hits 4 HRs & a single in a game vs Braves.

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 – Agricultural Hall of Fame forms.

1965 – US Congress establishes Department of Housing & Urban Development.

1976 – Mexican peso devalued.

1985 – Angel Cordero Jr. becomes 3rd jockey to ride horses earning over $100m.

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.

2009 – The Walt Disney Company announces it will acquire Marvel Entertainment for $4.24 billion.

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

2019 – Gunman kills seven and injures 22 during high speed chase in Odessa, Texas.

2020 – US cases of COVID-19 pass 6 million with 183,300 deaths with California (699,000), Florida (619,000) recording the most (Johns Hopkins)

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