05/19/2019
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This Day In History1782 – 1st nautical almanac in US published by Samuel Stearns, Boston.

1813 – British burn Buffalo, New York during War of 1812.

1848 – Gas lights 1st installed at White House (Polk’s administration)

1852 – Emma Snodgrass arrested in Boston for wearing pants.

1908 – Patent granted for a 4-wheel automobile brake, Clintonville, Wisconsin.

1913 – 1st movie serial “Adventures of Kathlyn” premieres in Chicago.

1933 – “Sons of the Desert” film directed by William A. Seiter starring Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy is released.

1948 – US State Department announces work on placing objects into Earth orbit.

1955 – Barbra Streisand’s 1st recording “You’ll Never Know” at age 13.

1958 – TV soap “Young Dr. Malone” debuts.

1965 – CBS purchases NFL TV rights for 1966-68 at $18.8 million per year.

1965 – Supremes release “My World is Empty Without You”

1972 – Life magazine ceases publication.

1982 – Coach Paul “Bear” Bryant ends his career with Alabama (323 wins)

1989 – Jane Pauley says goodbye to NBC’s “Today” show.

1992 – Governor Cuomo grants Jean Harris (Scarsdale Diet Dr. killer) clemency.

1993 – Courtney Love sues doctors for leaking news of her methadone treatment.

1997 – Hong Kong begins slaughtering all its chickens to prevent bird flu.

2007 – Tom Brady sets a then-NFL record, throwing his 50th TD pass, and the New England Patriots become the first team in NFL history to finish the regular season 16-0.

2016 – US President Barack Obama retaliates against Russia for hacking American computer systems and trying to influence the 2016 presidential election by ejecting 35 Russian spies and imposing sanctions.

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