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1862 – Federal fleet attack on Roanoke Island, NC.

1915 – 1st wireless message sent from a moving train to a station received.

1934 – 1st contract for TVA power, Tupelo, Miss.

1940 – Walt Disney’s second feature length movie, “Pinocchio” premieres (NYC)

1943 – Shoe rationing begins in US (may purchase up to 3 more pairs in 1942)

1944 – Bing Crosby records “Swinging on a Star” for Decca Records (Academy Award Best Original Song)

1949 – Joe DiMaggio becomes 1st $100,000 a year baseball player for the New York Yankees.

1959 – Fidel Castro proclaims new Cuban constitution.

1962 – US President JFK begins blockade of Cuba by banning all Cuban imports and exports.

1965 – US begins bombing & strafing of North Vietnam.

1969 – “This is Tom Jones” debuts on ABC-TV.

1983 – “Jose Cuervo” single by Shelly West (Billboard Song of the Year 1983)

1983 – 1st female Secretary of Transportation sworn-in (Elizabeth Dole)

1984 – American astronaut Bruce McCandless makes 1st untethered space walk.

1988 – 38th NBA All-Star Game, Chicago Stadium: East beats West, 138-133; MVP: Michael Jordan, Chicago Bulls, F.

1994 – 21st American Music Awards: Whitney Houston wins.

2010 – Super Bowl XLIV, Sun Life Stadium, Miami Gardens, Miami, Fl; New Orleans Saints beat Indianapolis Colts, 31-17; MVP: Drew Brees, New Olreans, QB.

2016 – Super Bowl L, Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, CA: Denver Broncos beat Carolina Panthers, 24-10; MVP: Von Miller, Denver, LB.

2022 – European security facing its most dangerous moment since the Cold War; amid fears of a Russian invasion of Ukraine, according to EU foreign policy.