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1845 – Ether 1st used in childbirth in the US in Jefferson, Georgia.

1902 – “Sweet Adeline”, a barbershop quartet favorite, is first sung.

1924 – The US signs a treaty with the Dominican Republic, which supersedes that of 1902: in July, the US had withdrawn its Marines and ended its occupation.

1927 – Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II’s “Show Boat” premieres in New York City.

1937 – Mae West performs Adam & Eve skit that gets her banned from NBC radio.

1947 – 1st “Howdy Doody Show” (Puppet Playhouse), telecast on NBC.

1959 – National Football League Championship, Memorial Stadium, Baltimore: Baltimore Colts beat New York Giants, 31-16; Cots score 24 straight points in 4th quarter.

1962 – 29th Heisman Trophy Award: Terry Baker, Oregon State (QB)

1964 – 1st appearance of The Supremes on “The Ed Sullivan Show”, singing “Come See About Me”

1970 – Jerry Herman’s musical “Hello Dolly!” closes at the St. James Theater, NYC, after 2844 performances and 10 Tony Awards.

1974 – Dear Abby show ends run on CBS radio after 11 years.

1979 – Soap Opera “Knot’s Landing” premieres on CBS TV.

1983 – Pope Paul II pardons man who shot him (Mehmet All Agca)

1987 – Steve Largent sets all-time NFL record for career catches when he catches his 752nd pass.

1993 – Dow Jones hits record 3782.93.

2001 – The People’s Republic of China is granted permanent normal trade relations with the United States.

2009 – The World Health Organization says 208 countries, territories and communities have reported H1N1 cases, including at least 12,220 deaths.

2012 – NASA unveils plans to capture a 500 ton asteroid in 2025.