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1795 – 1st state appropriation of money for road building, Kentucky.

1823 – Georgia passes 1st US state birth registration law in US.

1910 – Rayon 1st commercially produced in Marcus Hook, Pennsylvania.

1918 – Robert Ripley began his “Believe it or Not” column (NY Globe)

1933 – Electric Home & Farm Authority Inc, authorized.

1941 – US Office of Censorship created to control info pertaining to WW II.

1948 – 8th largest snowfall in NYC history (15.3″)

1955 – Carl Perkins records “Blue Suede Shoes”

1958 – 1st radio broadcast from space, US President Dwight D. Eisenhower Christmas message “to all mankind, American’s wish for peace on Earth and goodwill to men everywhere”

1971 – CBS airs “Homecoming, A Christmas Story.” (introducing the Waltons)

1972 – Apollo 17 (last of Apollo Moon landing series) returns to Earth.

1976 – A Piper Cherokee crashes into Baltimore Memorial Stadium upper stands, 10 minutes after Colts lose 40-14 to Steelers.  No one was seriously hurt.

1979 – “Kramer vs Kramer” directed by Robert Benton and starring Dustin Hoffman and Meryl Streep is released (Best Picture 1980)

1980 – Iran requests $24 billion in US guarantees to free hostages.

1984 – Wayne Gretzky, 23, is 18th & youngest NHL-er to score 1,000 points.

1986 – OPEC reaches an accord that would cut production by 7 percent for the first six months of 1987 and would raise prices immediately toward a target world oil price of $18 per barrel.

1994 – Rolls-Royce announces its future will feature V12 engine which will be produced by BMW.

1998 – US House of Representatives votes to impeach President Bill Clinton, forwarding the articles of impeachment to the Senate for a trial.

2016 – US electoral college votes 304 to 227 to nominate Donald Trump for President over the objections of seven faithless electors.

2018 – US President Donald Trump announces victory over the Islamic State and planned withdrawal of US troops from Syria.

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