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This Day in History for January 14

1799 – Eli Whitney receives government contract for 10,000 muskets.

1868 – North Carolina constitutional convention meets in Raleigh.

1878 – US Supreme Court rules race separation on trains unconstitutional.

1919 – John McGraw, Charles A. Stoneham and Judge McQuade buy NY Giants.

1932 – Racing Hall of Fame jockey Eddie Arcaro win his 1st race.

1943 – World War II: Franklin D. Roosevelt travels from Miami to Morocco to meet with Winston Churchill, becoming the first American president to travel by airplane.

1946 – 1946 NFL Draft: Frank Dancewicz from University of Notre Dame first pick by Boston Yanks.

1950 – “As the Girls Go” closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 420 performances.

1951 – 1st NFL Pro Bowl, Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum: American Conference beats National Conference, 28-27, MVP: Otto Graham, Cleveland Browns, QB.

1952 – “Today Show” premieres with Dave Garroway & Jack Lescoulie on NBC-TV.

1954 – The Hudson Motor Company merges with Nash-Kelvinator Corporation forming the American Motors Cooperation.

1956 – Little Richard releases”Tutti Frutti”

1960 – US Army promotes Elvis Presley to Sergeant.

1963 – George Wallace sworn in as Governor of Alabama, his address states “segregation now; segregation tomorrow; segregation forever.

1972 – “Sanford & Son” starring Redd Foxx premieres on NBC TV.

1976 – Ted Turner becomes CEO of Atlanta Braves.

1987 – Catfish Hunter and Billy Williams are elected to Baseball Hall of Fame.

1995 – Mexico pledges profits from state-owned Pemex’s $7-billion-per-year oil revenues in an effort to secure US congressional approval of loan guarantees, President Clinton approves a $20 billion U.S. aid package for Mexico.

2008 – MESSENGER spacecraft performs a Mercury flyby.

2019 – US President Donald Trump denies he is a Russian agent after NY Times article states the FBI started an investigation and the Washington Post raised issues over a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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