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1896 – 1st demonstration of an X-ray machine in US (NYC)

1911 – 1st shipboard landing of an plane (Tanforan Park to USS Pennsylvania)

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

1943 – US rations bread & metal – banning presliced bread reduce bakery demand for metal parts.

1944 – The Metropolitan Opera House in New York City hosts a jazz concert for the first time.  The performers were Louie Armstrong, Benny Goodman, Lionel Hampton, Artie Shaw, Roy Eldridge and Jack Teagarden.

1947 – Detroit Tigers sell Hank Greenberg to Pirates (for $25-35,000)

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

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

1960 – US & Japan sign joint defense treaty.

1960 – Capital Airlines Flight 20 crashes in Virginia, killing all 50 people on-board.

1962 – US begins spraying foliage in Vietnam to reveal Viet Cong guerrillas.

1972 – 22nd NBA All Star Game, The Forum, Inglewood, California: West beats East, 112-110; MVP Jerry West, LA Lakers, G, hits a last-second, 20-foot game-winning jumper.

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

1980 – Gold reaches $1,000 an ounce.

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

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

1993 – Martin Luther King Jr. holiday observed in all 50 states of the USA for 1st time.

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

2013 – Former New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin is indicted on corruption charges stemming from post-Hurricane Katrina business contracts and bribes.

2017 – NASA and NOAA announce that 2016 was the hottest year on record, surpassing the previous record set in 2015 which itself topped a record set in 2014.

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