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This Day in History for December 30

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This Day In History1731 – 1st US music concert (Peter Pelham’s great room in Boston)

1854 – Pennsylvania Rock Oil Co, 1st in US, incorporated in NYC.

1861 – US banks stops payments in gold.

1905 – Former Governor Frank Steunenberg is assassinated near his home in Caldwell, Idaho.

1926 – Chicago Tribune reports the Tigers threw a 4-game series to the White Sox in 1917 to help Chicago win the pennant (never substantiated)

1929 – Cole Porter’s musical “Wake Up & Dream” premieres in NYC.

1936 – United Auto Workers stage 1st sit-down strike, at Fisher Body Plant.

1948 – “Kiss Me, Kate” opens at New Century Theater NYC for 1077 performances.

1953 – The first ever NTSC color television sets go on sale for about $1,175 USD each from RCA.

1959 – George Washington, 1st ballistic missile sub commissioned.

1963 – “Let’s Make A Deal,” debuts on NBC-TV.

1968 – Frank Sinatra first records “My Way” with lyrics written by Paul Anka and based on the French song “Comme d’habitude”

1972 – US President Richard Nixon halts bombing of North Vietnam & announces peace talks.

1977 – Jimmy Carter holds 1st news conference by US President in Eastern Europe (Warsaw).

1980 – “Wonderful World of Disney” last performance on NBC-TV.

1985 – IBM-PC DOS Version 3.2 released.

1989 – 10th United Negro College Fund raises $12,000,000.

1995 – Carquest Bowl 6: North Carolina beats Arkansas, 20-10.

2005 – Tropical Storm Zeta forms in the open Atlantic Ocean, tying the record for the latest tropical cyclone ever to form in the North Atlantic basin.

2013 – NFL head coach Mike Shanahan is fired by the Washington Redskins.

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