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1880 – Thomas Edison patents electric incandescent lamp.

1894 – 1st college basketball game, University of Chicago beats Chicago YMCA 19-11.

1915 – US Marines occupy Haiti.

1918 – “Tarzan of the Apes”, 1st Tarzan film, premieres at Broadway Theater.

1926 – US Senate agrees to join World Court.

1939 – First flight of the Lockheed P-38 Lightning.

1944 – Casey Stengel, manager of the Boston Braves since 1938, resigns.  Lou Perini, Guido Rugo, & Joseph Maney buy control of Boston Braves.

1948 – 1st tape recorder sold.

1951 – “Peter Pan” closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 320 performances.

1954 – Archie Moore beats Joey Maxim in 15-round unanimous decision to retain his world light heavyweight boxing title at the Orange Bowl, Miami; last of famous trilogy of fights, all won by Moore.

1956 – “Heartbreak Hotel” single released by Elvis Presley, his first million-selling single.

1961 – “Sing Along with Mitch” {Miller} premieres on NBC-TV.

1964 – Margaret Chase Smith (Sen-R-Maine) tries for Republican President bid.

1967 – A fire in the Apollo 1 Command Module kills astronauts Gus Grissom, Ed White and Roger B. Chaffee during a launch rehearsal.

1969 – Chuck Noll is named head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers (the youngest coach in NFL history at the time)

1973 – US & North Vietnam’s William Rogers & Nguyen Duy Trinh sign cease fire, ending longest US war and military draft.

1976 – “Laverne & Shirley” TV spinoff from “Happy Days” starring Penny Marshall and Cindy Williams premieres on ABC-TV.

1984 – Michael Jackson is burned during filming for Pepsi commercial.

1990 – Australian Open Women’s Tennis: Steffi Graf beats American Mary Joe Fernandez 6-3,6-4 for her 3rd consecutive Australian singles crown.

2017 – Donald Trump issues executive order banning travel to the US for 7 mostly Muslim countries and suspending admission for refugees.

2019 – NFL Pro Bowl, Camping World Stadium, Orlando, Fl: AFC beats NFC, 26-7: MVP’s Patrick Mahomes, KC Chiefs, QB; Jamal Adams, NY Jets, Safety.