04/15/2024
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1800 – US population: 5,308,483; African American population 1,002,037 (18.9%)

1873 – “Around the World in 80 Days” by Jules Verne is published in France by Pierre-Jules Hetzel.

1922 – World Law Day 1st celebrated.

1928 – 1st radio telephone connection between Netherlands & US.

1933 – “Lone Ranger” begins a 21-year run on ABC radio.

1943 – USS Chicago sinks in the Pacific Ocean.

1944 – World War II: United States troops land on Majuro, Marshall Islands.

1952 – Korean War truce talks deadlock.

1956 – Home of Martin Luther King, Jr. is bombed.

1960 – CIA OKs Lockheed to produce a new U-2 aircraft (Oxcart)

1961 – “I Fall to Pieces” single released by Patsy Cline (Billboard Song of the Year 1961)

1968 – Bobby Goldsboro records his biggest hit, “Honey”

1971 – UCLA starts 88 basketball game winning streak.

1977 – 8th (final) part of “Roots” is most-watched US entertainment show ever (100 million)

1989 – 10th American Music Awards: Randy Travis and George Michael win.

1994 – Super Bowl XXVIII, Georgia Dome, Atlanta, GA: Dallas Cowboys beat Buffalo Bills, 30-13; MVP: Emmitt Smith, Dallas RB.

2003 – Richard Reid sentenced to life in prison for attempting to bomb an American Airlines flight with 197 on board.

2015 – Shake Shack founded by Danny Meyer first lists on the New York stock exchange.

2022 – NFC Championship, SoFi Stadium, Inglewood, California: LA Rams beat SF 49ers, 20-17.

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