03/05/2024
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1901 – King C. Gillette begins selling safety razor blades.

1916 – National Baseball Commission orders that injured players get full pay for the duration of their contracts. Injury clause previously let clubs suspend players after 15 days’ pay.

1927 – First Model A Ford sold for $385.

1939 – New York’s La Guardia Airport began operation as an airliner from Chicago lands 1 minute after midnight.

1941 – New York Giants name Mel Ott as player-manager. He replaces another future Baseball Hall of Famer Bill Terry, who heads up the Giants’ farm system.

1944 – US 95th Infantry Division occupies a bridge at Saar, Germany.

1948 – After one of the best seasons in baseball history, St Louis Cardinals’ Stan Musial is named National League Most Valuable Player. He leads the league in batting average (.365), runs (135), RBI (131), hits (230), doubles (46), triples (18) and slugging (.702). He hit 38 home runs.

1951 – Future Pro Football Hall of Fame wide receiver Don Hutson has his #14 jersey retired by the Green Bay Packers. It’s the first number retired in franchise history.

1954 – Milwaukee Hawks shooting guard Frank Selvey sets then-NBA record 24 of 26 free throws as he scores 42 points in 117-108 win over the Minneapolis Lakers at Milwaukee Arena.

1957 – Sam Cook’s single “You Send Me” reaches #1.

1961 – Fidel Castro declares he’s a Marxist & will lead Cuba to Communism.

1968 – President Richard Nixon names Henry Kissinger security advisor.

1978 – Neil Diamond & Barbra Streisand’s duet single “You Don’t Bring Me Flowers” hits #1.

1982 – First permanent artificial heart successfully implanted in retired dentist Barney Clark. He lived 112 days with Jarvik-7 heart.

1986 – Dow Jones index hits record 1,955.57.

1993 – Space shuttle STS-61 (Endeavour 5) launches.

2001 – Enron files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the Southern District of New York.

2003 – Reality TV show “The Simple Life” with Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie premieres on Fox-TV.

2014 – Comedian Bill Cosby resigns from the board of trustees of a Temple University following renewed sexual assault allegations.

2014 – Stephen Hawking claims that Artificial Intelligence could be a “threat to mankind” and spell the end of the human race.

2018 – Trade war truce agreed between President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping at G-20 meeting in Argentina.

2020 – Attorney General William Barr says there is no evidence of widespread voter fraud in the 2020 presidential election in spite of claims by President Donald Trump.

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