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1848 – Gas lights 1st installed at White House (Polk’s Administration)

1891 – Edison patents “transmission of signals electrically” (radio)

1902 – Scot Joplin copyrighted “The Entertainer” and several other piano rag compositions through the US Copyright Office.

1908 – Patent granted for a 4-wheel automobile brake, Clintonville, Wisconsin.

1930 – Fred P. Newton, completes longest swim ever (1826 miles), when he swam in the Mississippi River from Ford Dam, Minnesota, to New Orleans.

1937 – Lou Thesz beats Everette Marshall in St. Louis, to win NWA World heavyweight title – youngest ever.

1948 – US State Department announces work on placing objects into Earth orbit.

1952 – 1st transistorized hearing aid offered for sale (Elmsford, NY)

1957 – National Football League Championship, Briggs Stadium, Detroit: Detroit Lions beat Cleveland Browns, 50-14; Lions score in each quarter.

1965 – The Supremes release single “My World is Empty Without You.”

1970 – Occupational Safety and Health Act (United States) signed into law by President Richard M. Nixon.

1972 – Life magazine ceased publication.

1982 – American college football coach Paul “Bear” Bryant ends his career with University of Alabama (323 wins)

1989 – Jane Pauley says goodbye to NBC’s “Today: Show.

1989 – Wayne Gretzky and Martina Navratilova, named athletes of decade by the Associated Press.

1997 – Russia signs agreement to build a $3B nuclear plant in China.

2007 – Tom Brady sets a then-NFL record, throwing his 50th TD pass, and the New England Patriots become the team in NFL history to finish the regular season 16-0.

2016 – US President Barack Obama retaliates against Russia for hacking American computer systems and trying to influence the election by ejecting 35 Russian spies and importing sanctions.

2018 – 85th Orange Bowl: #1 Alabama beats #4 Oklahoma, 45-34.

2020 – Milwaukee Bucks break NBA record for most 3-pointers made by a team in a single game with 29 in a dominant 144-97 victory over the Heat in Miami.