01/27/2023
This Day In History
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1896 – 1st demonstration of an X-ray machine in US (NYC)

1916 – A 611 gram chondrite type meteorite strikes a house near the village of Baxter in Stone County, Missouri.

1929 – “NY Daily Mirror” columnist Walter Winchell debuts on radio.

1943 – US rations bread & metal – banning pre-sliced bread reduces bakery demand for metal parts.

1948 – Ted Mack’s “Original Amateur Hour” begins, DuMont (later NBC/ABC/CBS.

1950 – Indians pitcher Bob Feller, after a 15-14 season, takes a $20,000 salary cut to $45,000, pay cut is Feller’s own suggestion.

1951 – NFL rules tackles, guards & center ineligible for forward pass.

1960 – US & Japan sign joint defense treaty.

1964 – Plans for World Trade Center announced (NYC)

1967 – Albert DeSalvo (Boston Strangler) sentenced to life in prison.

1969 – United Airlines Flight 266 crashes into Santa Monica Bay, killing all 38 people on-board.

1975 – “The Jeffersons” spinoff from “All in the Family” premieres on CBS.

1981 – Iran accepts US offer of $7.9 billion in frozen assets.

1989 – IBM announces earnings up 10.4% in 1988.

1991 – Eastern Air Lines goes out of business after 62 years, citing financial problems.

1996 – Baseball owners unanimously approve interleague play in 1997.

2004 – NFC Championship, Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia: Carolina Panthers beat Philadelphia Eagles, 14-3.

2017 – Baseball Hall of Fame adds Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines and Ivan Rodiguez.

2022 – Microsoft says it’s buying Activision Blizzard, publishers of online games “Call of Duty”, “World of Warcraft” and “Candy Crush” for $70 billion – biggest-ever gaming and tech takeover.

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