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1915 – US Iron and Steel workers begin a 3-week strike in Ohio for an eight-hour-say; 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.

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

1942 – 5th NFL All Star Game, Shribe Park, Philadelphia: NFL All-Stars beat Washington Redskins, 17-14.

1945 – The World Bank was created with the signing of an agreement by 28 nations.

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

1956 – Bill Sharman (Boston) ends NBA free throw streak of 55 games.

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

1964 – The Supremes 1st appear on “The Ed Sullivan Show” singing “Come See About Me”

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

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

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

1981 – Oiler Wayne Gretzky becomes fastest NHLer to get 100 points (38th game)

1986 – 2nd Soap Opera Digest Awards – Days of Our Lives wins.

1993 – Dow Jones hits record 3792.93.

2002 – “Chicago” (Best Picture 2003), based on the musical, directed by Rob Marshall, starring Renee Zellweger, Richard Gere, and Catherine Zeta-jones released.

2009 – The World Health Organization says 208 countries, territories and communities have reported H1N1 cases, including at least 12,220 deaths.

2012 – NASA unveils plans to capture a 500 ton asteroid in 2025.

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