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This Day In History1813 – 1st US raw cotton-to-cloth mill founded in Waltham, Massachusetts.

1822 – Boston, Massachusetts is incorporated as a city.

1836 – Alamo besieged for 13 days until March 6 by Mexican army under General Santa Anna; entire garrison eventually killed.

1886 – Aluminum manufacturing process developed.

1896 – Tootsie Roll introduced by Leo Hirshfield.

1905 – First Rotary Club formed by 4 men in the Unity Building, Chicago.

1921 – 1st US transcontinental air mail flight arrives in NYC from San Francisco.

1927 – US President Calvin Coolidge creates Federal Radio Commission (FRC)

1945 – US Marines raise American flag on top of Mt. Suribachi, Iwo Jima. Photo of which by Joe Rosenthall later became iconic, inspiring the Marine Corps War Memorial sculpture.

1954 – 1st mass inoculation against polio with Salk vaccine (Pittsburgh)

1964 – Charlie Finley signs a 4 year lease to keep A’s in Kansas City.

1971 – US army officer William Calley confesses & implicates Captain Medina during his trial for the My Lai Massacre.

1975 – In response to the energy crises, daylight saving time commences nearly two months early in the United States.

1983 – USFL NJ Generals sign Heisman winner Herschel Walker (3 years-$5 mil)

1991 – US President George H.W. Bush gives Iraq a 24-hour deadline to withdraw from Kuwait or face a ground war.

1993 – Gary Coleman wins $1,280,000 lawsuit against his parents for high fees.

1995 – Dow Jones closes above 4,000 for 1st time (4,000.33)

1998 – US Supreme Court lets Megan’s Law (sex offenders information) stand.

2005 – Slovakia Summit 2005 begins, making the first occasion when a sitting American President visits Slovakia; George W. Bush and Vladimir Putin are in attendance.

2010 – Danielle Steel’s novel “Big Girl” is published.

2016 – US primary elections: Nevada Republican Primary – Donald Trump wins with 45.9%.