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1813 – 1st US raw cotton-to-cloth mill founded in Waltham, Massachusetts.

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.

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

1939 – 11th Academy Awards: “You Can’t Take It With You”, Spencer Tracy & Bette Davis wins.

1940 – Walt Disney’s animated movie “Pinocchio” released.

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 Memorial sculpture.

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

1957- “Mr. Wonderful” closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 383 performances.

1964 – 6th 500 Daytona: Race winner Richard Petty leads for record 184 of the 200 laps.

1967 – 25th amendment (US Presidential succession) adopted.

 1968 – Wilt Chamberlain becomes 1st NBAer to score 25,000 points.

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

1983 – USFL New Jersey Generals sign Heisman Trophy winner Herschel Walker to a then massive 3 year, $5 million deal.

1985 – Indiana basketball coach Bobby Knight throws a chair during a game.

1991 – UNC is 1st NCAA basketball team to win 1,500 games.

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

2006 – Dubai Ports Word agrees to postpone its plans to take over management of six U.S. ports after the proposal ignited harsh bipartisan criticism on Capitol Hill.

2016 – US primary elections: Nevada Republican Primary – Donald Trump wins with 49.95%.

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