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This Day In History1 – Origin of the Christian Era

1600 – Scotland begins its numbered years on January instead of 25 March.

1673 – Regular mail delivery begins between NY & Boston.

1797 – Albany replaces New York City as capital of New York.

1818 – Official reopening of the White House.

1847 – Michigan is 1st state to abolish capital punishment.

1862 – 1st US income tax (3% of incomes > $600, 5% of incomes > $10,000)

1886 – 1st Tournament of Roses (Pasadena, California)

1908 – 1st time, ball signifying new year dropped at Times Square.

1913 – US Post Office begins parcel post deliveries.

1928 – 1st US air-conditioned office building opens, San Antonio.

1942 – 28th Rose Bowl: #12 Oregon State beats #2 Duke 20-16 (played in North Carolina due to Japanese threat)

1946 – ENIAC, US 1st computer finished by Mauchly/Eckert.

1947 – 13th Sugar Bowl: #3 Georgia beats #9 North Carolina 20-10.

1949 – 15th Sugar Bowl: #5 Oklahoma beats #3 North Carolina 14-6.

1954 – Rose & Cotton Bowl are 1st sport colorcasts.

1955 – 21st Orange Bowl: #14 Duke beats Nebraska, 34-7.

1960 – Johnny Cash plays first of many free concerts behind bars.

1966 – Simon & Garfunkel’s “Sound of Silence” reaches #1 on the Billboard Hot 100.

1971 – Cigarette advertisements banned on TV.

1983 – PGA inaugurates all-exempt tour.

1990 – Sports News Network begins operation on cable TV.

2016 – After floods along the Mississippi River kills 31, Exxon Mobil Corp decides to close a plant in flood threatened Memphis.

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