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This Day In History1845 – Ether 1st used in childbirth in US in Jefferson, Georgia.

1892 – Foundation Stone of Cathedral of St. John laid (NYC)

1903 – “Sweet Adeline”, a barbershop quartet favorite, is first sung.

1915 – US Iron and Steel workers begin a 3-week strike in Ohio for a eight-hour-day; they are successful as the US needs steel for armaments.

1926 – Depot Square in Bronx renamed Botanical Square.

1927 – Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II’s “Show Boat” premieres in New York City.

1932 – Radio City Music Hall opens in New York City.

1937 – Mae West performs Adam & Eve skit that gets her banned from NBC radio.

1947 – 1st “Howdy Doody Show” (Puppet Playhouse), telecast on NBC.

1959 – Baltimore Colts beat NY Giants 31-16 in NFL championship game.

1962 – 28th Heisman Trophy Award: Terry Baker, Oregon State (QB).

1970 – “Hello, Dolly!” closes at St. James Theater NYC after 2844 performances.

1974 – Dear Abby show ends run on CBS radio after 11 years.

1978 – CBS Television’s premiere of its version of “Les Miserables”, starring Richard Jordan and Anthony Perkins.

1979 – Soap Opera “Knots Landing” premieres on CBS-TV.

1987 – Steve Largent sets all-time NFL record for career catches when he catches his 752nd pass.

1991 – “Carol Burnett Show” last airs on CBS-TV.

1991 – Bengals hire Dave Shula as youngest NFL coach (32).

2001 – The People’s Republic of China is granted permanent normal trade relations with the United States.

2012 – NASA unveils plan to capture a 500 ton asteroid in 2015.

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