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This Day in History for February 1

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This Day In History1790 – Supreme Court convenes for 1st time (NYC).

1840 – Baltimore College of Dental Surgery, 1st in US, incorporated.

1856 – Auburn University is chartered as the East Alabama Male College.

1862 – Julia Howe publishes “Battle Hymn of Republic”

1865 – JS Rock, 1st black lawyer to practice in Supreme Court admitted to bar.

1884 – 1st volume of the Oxford English Dictionary, A-Ant, published.

1893 – Thomas Edison completes worlds 1st movie studio (West Orange, NJ)

1898 – 1st auto insurance policy in US issued, by Travelers Insurance Co.

1920 – 1st commercial armored car introduced (St. Paul, Minn)

1940 – NBC performs the first inter-city television broadcast from its station in New York City to another in Schenectady, New York but General Electric relay antennas.

1949 – RCA releases 1st single record ever (45 rpm).

1953 – “General Electric Theater” premieres on CBS-TV; Ronald Reagan later hosts.

1953 – “You Are There” with Walter Cronkite premieres on CBS television.

1957 – 1st black pilot (PH Young) on a US scheduled passenger airline.

1960 – 4 students stage 1st civil rights sit-in, at Greensboro NC Woolworth.

1968 – Former US VP Richard Nixon announces candidacy for president.

1976 – Sonny & Cher resume TV show, despite real-life divorce.

1991 – US Air & SkyWest Fairchild jet collide at LA Airport killing 32.

2003 – Space Shuttle Columbia disintegrates during reentry into the Earth’s atmosphere, killing all seven astronauts aboard.

2014 – Ray Guy becomes the first pure punter to be inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame.

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