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1845 – Uniform US election day for President and VP authorized.

1889 – Daniel Williams forms Provident Hospital in Chicago.

1907 – Charles Curtis of Kansas becomes 1st Native American US senator.

1930 – George Washington Birthplace National Monument, Virginia established.

1933 – 20th amendment, which changed the date of US presidential inaugurations to 20th January, is ratified.

1941 – Groundbreaking for NACA (now NASA) Lewis Research Center.

1943 – Duke Ellington plays at Carnegie Hall in New York City for the first time.

1950 – NFL rule changes open way for 2-platoon system (offense & defense)

1957 – Wham-O Company produces the 1st Frisbee disc (originally called the “Pluto Platter” until 1958)

1959 – 9th NBS All-Star Game, Olympia Stadium, Detroit, MI:  West beats East, 124-108: MVP’s: Elgin Baylor, Minneapolis Lakers, F: Bob Petit, St. Louis Hawk, C; first co-winners of MVP award.

1964 – 24th Amendment to the United States Constitution ratified, barring poll tax in federal elections.

1971 – UCLA loses to Notre Dame, UCLA then wins next 88 games in a row.

1973 – US President Richard Nixon announces an accord has been reached to end Vietnam War.

1979 – Willie Mays elected to Baseball Hall of Fame.

1983 – AFC Championship, Miami Orange Bowl: Miami Dolphins beat New York Jets, 14-0.

1986 – 1st induction of Rock “N” Roll Hall of Fame (Chuck Berry, James Brown, Ray Charles, Fats Domino, Everly Bros, Buddy Holly, J L Lewis & Elvis Presley)

2003 – Final communication between Earth and NASA space probe Pioneer 10.

2013 – US armed forces overturns 1994 ban on women serving in combat.

2017 – Most expensive house in the US worth $250 million goes on the market in Bel Air, Los Angeles.

2018 – Singer Neil Diamond retires after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease.

2019 – New record for most expensive US property, $238M for penthouse condominium overlooking Central Park, NY, bought by hedge fund billionaire Ken Griffin.

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