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1899 – Opel manufactures its first automobile.

1908 – “Sullivan Ordinance” is passed in NYC, making it illegal for a woman to smoke in public places. It was vetoed 2 weeks later by mayor George B. McClennan, Jr.

1915 – Kiwanis International founded in Detroit.

1927 – 1st national opera broadcast from a US opera house (Faust, Chicago)

1939 – US female Figure Skating championship won by Joan Tozzer…U.S. Male championship won by Robin Lee.

1941 – 1st commercial extraction of magnesium from seawater, Freeport, Texas.

1942 – Count Basie records “One O’Clock Jump”

1953 – John Foster Dulles appointed US Secretary of State.

1954 – 1st gas turbine automobile exhibited (NYC)

1962 – Snow falls in San Francisco.

1968 – 18th NFL Pro Bowl, LA Memorial Coliseum: West beats East, 38-20; MVP’s Gale Sayers, Chicago Bears, HB: Dave Robinson, Green Bay Packers, DT.

1977 – President Jimmy Carter pardons almost all Vietnam War draft evaders.

1983 – President Reagan certifies El Salvador human rights abuses have decreased making the country eligible for US military aid.

1987 – B.B. King donates his 7,000 record collection to the University of Mississippi.

1990 – John McEnroe becomes 1st ever player to be expelled from the Australian Open.

1994 – Dow Jones passes 3900 (record 3,914.20)

2001 – 58th Golden Globes: “Gladiator”, Tom Hanks, & Julia Roberts win.

2007 – NFC Championship, Soldier Field, Chicago: Chicago Bears beat New Orleans Saints, 39-14.

2017 – More than 2 million people protest worldwide in the “Women’s March” against Donald Trump, with 500,000 marching in Washington, D.C.

2019 – Golden State guard Klay Thompson sets an NBA record by making his first 10 attempts from 3-point range as the Warriors beat the LA Lakers, 130-111; Thompson scores 44 points.

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