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

1902 – “The Entertainer” is one of several piano rag compositions copyrighted for Scott Joplin by the US Copyright Office.

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

1933 – NY Yankees refuses to release Babe Ruth to manage the Cincinnati Reds.

1938 – Construction on Lake Washington Floating Bridge, Seattle, begins.

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

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

1963 – National Football League Championship, Wrigley Field, Chicago:  Chicago Bears beat New York Giants, 14-10; Giants 3rd consecutive championship defeat; played in temperatures under 10 degrees F.

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

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

1967 – Star Trek’s “Trouble With Tribbles” 1st airs.

1972 – Life magazine ceases publication.

1975 – 11 killed, 75 hurt by terrorist bomb at LaGuardia Airport in NYC.

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

1983 – US formally notifies UNESCO that it will withdraw from the organization on the 1st of January, 1985, in protest over perceived anti-Western bias, efforts to restrict press freedom and wasteful management methods.

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

1989 – Wayne Gretzky and Martina Navratilova, named athletes of decade by the Associated Press.

1997 – Orville Lynn Majors, 36, arrested for many deaths under his care.

2007 – Tom Brady sets a then-NFL record, throwing his 50th TC 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 2006 election by ejecting 35 Russian spies and imposing sanctions.

2018 – 85th Orange Bowl: #1 Alabama beats #4 Oklahoma, 45-34.

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