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1870 – After accepting 15th amendment, Virginia is re-admitted to the Union.

1880 – Thomas Edison patents electric incandescent lamp.

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.

1948 – 1st tape recorder sold.

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

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 Presidential bid.

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

1970 – 1970 NFL Draft: Terry Bradshaw from Louisiana Tech first pick by Pittsburgh Steelers.

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

1988 – Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously approves nomination of Judge Anthony Kennedy to US Supreme Court.

1992 – Presidential candidate Bill Clinton (D) & Genifer Flowers accuse each other of lying over her assertion they had a 12-year affair.

2007 – Australian Open Women’s Tennis: Serena Williams beats Maria Sharapova 6-1, 6-2; first time the tournament used Hawk-Eye system for official line-calls.

2017 – President 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:  MVPs: Patrick Mahomes, KC Chiefs, QB; Jamal Adams, NY Jets, S.

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