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1917 – Minus 32 degrees in Mountain City, Tennessee (state record)

1918 – John E Hoover decides to be called J. Edgar Hoover.

1924 – Astronomer Edwin Hubble formally announces the existence of other galactic systems at a meeting of the American Astronomical Society.

1936 – United Auto Workers stage 1st sit-down strike, at Fisher Body Plant.

1940 – California’s 1st freeway, (Arroyo Seco Parkway), opens.

1942 – NYC’s Time Square greets Frank Sinatra at Paramount Theater, initiating the term “Sinatramania”

1948 – Cole Porter’s musical “Kill Me Kate” opens at the New Century Theatre, NYC, later transferred to Sam’ S. Shubert Theatre; runs for 1077 performances.

1950 – “Tennessee Waltz” sung by Patti Page hits #1 on the Billboard Pop Chart (stays for 9 weeks).

1953 – The first ever NTSC color television sets go on sale for about $1,175 each from RCA.

1956 – National Football League Championship, Yankee Stadium, NYC: New York Giants beat Chicago Bears, 47-7, Giants 4th NFL title.

1963 – “Let’s Make A Deal”, debuts on NBC-TV.

1963 – Congress authorizes Kennedy half dollar.

1972 – US President Richard Nixon halts bombing of North Vietnam and announces peace talks.

1978 – Ohio State dismisses Woody Hayes as its football coach.

1988 – IBM-PC DOS Version 3.2 released.

1995 – United Nations announces that a total of 21 contracts have been approved for the limited Iraqi oil sales under Resolution 986.

2005 – Tropical Storm Zeta forms in the open Atlantic Ocean, tying the record for the latest tropical cyclone ever to form in the North Atlantic basin.

2016 – 83rd Orange Bowl: #10 Florida State beats # 6 Michigan 33-32.

2018 – Patrick Mahomes becomes only the 2nd quarterback in NFL history to throw for 5,000 yards and 50 touchdowns during KC Chief’s 35-3 win over Oakland Raiders; achieves both marks with 3rd quarter 89 yard TD pass to Demarus Robinson.

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