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1870 – 1st motion picture shown to a theater audience, Philadelphia.

1900 – The United States and the United Kingdom sign a treaty for the Panama Canal.

1917 – Congress overrides President Wilson’s veto, curtailing Asian immigration.

1922 – Reader’s Digest magazine 1st published.

1929 – Jimmy Hatio’s “They’ll Do it Every Time” cartoon debuts in San Francisco.

1937 – FDR proposes enlarging Supreme Court, “court packing” plan failed.

1940 – Glenn Miller and his Orchestra record “Tuxedo Junction”

1953 – “Peter Pan”, animated film by Walt Disney, opens at Roxy Theater, NYC.

1958 – Clifton R Wharton confirmed as 1st US African American foreign minister (to Romania)

1967 – “Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour” on CBS (later ABC-NBC)

1969 – United States population reaches 200 million.

1971 – Apollo 14, 3rd US manned Moon expedition, lands near Fra Mauro…Alan Shepard & Edward Mitchell (Apollo 14) walk on Moon for 4 hours.

1978 – Blizzard forms in the US Northeast, 100 people killed in New England and New York over 3 days.

1981 – Military jury in North Carolina convicts Robert Garwood of collaborating with the enemy during the Vietnam War.

1988 – 1st prime time wrestling match in 30 years, Andre’ the Giant defeats Hulk Hogan.

1992 – Jury selection begins in the trial of Los Angeles police charged with beating Rodney King.

1998 – Author Tom Clancy confirms he signed an agreement to purchase Minnesota Vikings for slightly more than $200 million, an NFL franchise record.

2008 – A major tornado outbreak across the southern United States leaves at least 58 dead, the most since the May 31, 1985 outbreak that killed 88.

2016 – Computer hackers try to steal $1 billion from Federal Reserve Bank of New York using Bangladesh banking codes, steal $81 million before a typo alerts authorities.

2018 – Dow Jones Industrial Average has largest intraday point swing, dropping over 1,413 points.

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