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This Day in History for January 24

This Day In History1776 – Henry Knox arrives at Cambridge, Massachusetts, with the artillery that he has transported from Fort Ticonderoga.

1899 – Rubber heel for boots or shoes patented by American Humphrey O’Sullivan.

1908 – Lieutenant General Robert Baden-Powell publishes “Scouting for Boys” as a manual for self-instruction in outdoor skills and self-improvement. The book becomes the inspiration for the Scout Movement.

1922 – Eskimo Pie patented by Christian K. Nelson of Iowa (not an Eskimo)

1923 – Aztec Ruins National Monument in New Mexico established.

1925 – Moving picture of a solar eclipse taken from dirigible over Long Island.

1935 – 1st canned beer, “Krueger’s Cream Ale,” is sold by American company Krueger Brewing Co.

1955 – Photography exhibition “The Family of Man” curated by Edward Steichen opens at MOMA, New York, “greatest photographic enterprise ever undertaken”

1961 – Edward Albee’s “American Dream” premieres in NYC.

1964 – 24th Amendment to US Constitution goes into effect & states voting rights could not be denied due to failure to pay taxes.

1983 – Hulk Hogan pins Iron Sheik for World Wrestling Federation title.

1984 – Apple Computer Inc. unveils its revolutionary Macintosh personal computer.

1986 – Voyager 2 makes 1st fly-by of Uranus (81,593 km), finds new moons.

1988 – 9th ACE Cable Awards: Discovery Channel wins the Golden CableAce for “Russia: Live from the Inside”

1988 – Cerebral Palsy telethon raises $21 million.

1993 – US men’s Figure Skating championship won by Scott Davis.

1994 – Dow Jones closes above 3,900 for 1st time (3,914.48)

2003 – The United States Department of Homeland Security officially begins operation.

2017 – President Trump withdraws the US from the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA)

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