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1824 – US House of Representatives begins to decide outcome of election deadlock between John Quincy Adams and Andrew Jackson (Jackson wins)

1878 – 1st White House telephone installed.

1903 – “The Great Train Robbery”, the 1st Western film, released.

1913 – 1st drive-up gasoline station opens (Pittsburgh)

1913 – Ford Motor Company institutes world’s 1st moving assembly line for the Model T Ford.

1929 – Game of Bingo invented by Edwin S Lowe.

1938 – School bus & train collide in Salt Lake City, Utah.

1942 – Gasoline rationed in US.

1951 – Golden Gate Bridge closes due to high winds.

1952 – The New York Daily News reports the first successful sexual reassignment operation.

1955 – Rosa Parks is arrested for refusing to move to the back of a bus and give her seat to a white passenger in Montgomery, Alabama.

1965 – Airlift of refugees from Cuba to US began.

1969 – US government holds its 1st draft lottery since WW II.

1974 – Boeing 727 crashes in Upperville, Virginia, 92 killed.

1978 – US President Jimmy Carter more than doubles national park system size.

1982 – Dentist Barney B Clark gets 1st artificial heart.

1994 – Jim Bakker, American televangelist convicted of fraud, is released from jail.

1998 – Exxon announces a $73.7 billion USD deal to buy Mobil, creating Exxon-Mobil, the world’s largest company.

2001 – Captain Bill Compton brings Trans World Airlines Flight 220, an MD-83, into St. Louis International Airport bringing to an end 76 years of TWA operations following TWA’s purchase of American Airlines.

2008 – The US economy has been in recession since December 2007, the National Bureau of Economic Research announces today.

2017 – President Trump’s former national security advisor Michael Flynn pleads guilty to lying to the F.B.I.

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