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This Day In History1751 – 1st performing monkey exhibited in America, NYC (admission 1 cent).


1791 – 1st Bank of US chartered.


1793 – 1st US cabinet meeting, held at George Washington’s home.


1837 – 1st US electric printing press patented by Thomas Davenport.


1862 – Paper currency (greenbacks) introduced in US by President Abraham Lincoln.


1901 – US Steel Corp organized under JP Morgan.


1913 – The 16th Amendment to the US Constitution becomes law, providing the legal basis for the institution of a graduated income tax.


1930 – Check photographing device patented.


1944 – US 1st Army completes invasion plan.


1957 – Buddy Holly & Crickets record “That’ll Be the Day”


1963 – Beatles release their 1st single in US “Please Please Me”


1964 – Muhammad Ali (Cassius Clay) TKOs Sonny Liston in 7 for his first world heavyweight championship title.


1971 – “Oh! Calcutta!” opens at Belasco Theater NYC for 1,316 performances.


1977 – New Orleans’ Peter Maravich sets NBA record for a guard with 68 points.


1982 – Final episode of “The Lawrence Welk Show” airs.


1987 – US Supreme Court upholds (5-4) affirmative action.


1992 – Muddy Waters wins Lifetime Achievement Award at the 34th Annual Grammy Awards.


1994 – Phil Rizzuto elected to Baseball Hall of Fame.


2013 – Cuban President Raul Castro announces he will not seek another term in 2018.


2016 – Tenth Republican presidential candidates’ debate by CNN, held in Houston, Texas

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