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1883 – The first electric lighting system employing overhead wires, built by Thomas Edison, begins service at Roselle, New Jersey.

1903 – 1st regular transatlantic radio broadcast between US & England.

1915 – Neon Tube sign patented by George Claude.

1922 – Geological survey says US oil supply would be depleted in 20 years.

1935 – Coopers, Inc. sells the world’s first men’s briefs in Chicago, calls it the “Jockey”.

1938 – General Motors begins mass production of diesel engines.

1952 – PGA approves allowing black participants.

1961 – First episode of “Dick Van Dyke Show” is filmed.

1969 – 19th NFL Pro Bowl, LA Memorial Coliseum: West beats East, 10-7; MVP’s: Roman Gabriel, Los Angeles Rams, QB; Merlin Olson, Los Angeles Rams, DT.

1971 – “No, No Nanette” opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 861 performances.

1972 – Sandy Koufax, Yogi Berra, & Early Wynn elected to Baseball Hall of Fame.

1974 – Notre Dame beats UCLA, 71-70 in South Bend, Indiana to end Bruin’s NCAA-record 88-game basketball win streak.

1977 – Snow falls in Miami, Florida.  This is the only time in the history of the city that snowfall has occurred.  It also fell in the Bahamas.

1978 – The last Volkswagen Beetle made in Germany leaves VW’s plant in Emden.  Beatle production in Latin America would continue until 2003.

1982 – Heater explodes at Star Elementary School, Oklahoma, kills 6 children & teacher.

1992 – IBM announces a nearly $5B loss for 1992.

2000 – Michael Jordan, who led the Chicago Bulls to 6 NBA championships as a player, returns to the NBA, joining the Washington Wizards as part owner and President of Basketball Operations.

2013 – Lance Armstrong admits to doping in all seven of his Tour de France victories.

2016 – Sarah Palin officially endorses Donald Trump’s presidential bid at a Trump rally in Ames, Iowa.

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