This Day In History
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1896 – 1st X-ray photo in the US (Dr. Henry Smith, Davidson, N.C.)

1906 – 1st time Dow Jones closes above 100 (100.26)

1915 – US House of Representatives rejects proposal to give women right to vote.

1932 – Hattie w. Caraway elected 1st woman senator (D-Ark)

1939 – Timely Comics (later Marvell) founded by American publisher Martin Goodman in New York.

1945 – US Task Force 38 destroys 41 Japanese ships in the Battle of South China Sea.

1949 – “Arthur Godfrey & his Friends” premieres on CBS TV.

1957 – Southern Christian Leadership Council (SCLC) founded with Martin Luther King Jr. as leader at Ebenezer Church in Atlanta.

1962 – Operation Rand Hand begins, a US Air Force operation to spray South Vietnamese forests with defoliants such as Agent Orange.

1966 – Boston Celtics coach Red Auerbach records his 1,000th NBA career victory (regular season and playoffs), 114-102 over the Los Angeles Lakers in Boston.

1971 – “All in the Family” premieres on CBS featuring 1st toilet flush on TV.

1979 – Record blizzard strikes the midwest killing over 100.

1988 – Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder/first baseman Willie Stargell elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

1991 – Largest crowd to watch Atlantic Coast Women’s Basketball game (11,520)

1997 – 23rd People’s Choice Awards: Mel Gibson & Sandra Bullock win (Dramatic Motion Picture) and Tim Allen and Oprah Winfrey win (TV).

2005 – Deep Impact (space mission) launches from Cape Canaveral on a Delta 2 rocket.

2013 – “Mile High Miracle”, in AFC Divisional Playoff Game Denver Broncos ahead of Baltimore Ravens 35-28 with 1:09 remaining, quarterback Joe Flacco heaves 70 yard touchdown pass to receiver Jaoby Jones to tie the game. Ravens win in overtime.

2017 – President Barack Obama in surprise presentation awards Vice President Joe Biden with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

2019 – Missy Elliott is the first female rapper to be inducted into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame.