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1864 – Battle of New Bern, North Carolina.

1878 – 1st telephone exchange (New Haven, Connecticut)

1902 – Carnegie Institute founded in Washington, D.C.

1915 – 1st US ship lost in WW I, William P Frye (carrying wheat to UK)

1922 – J E Claire turns Green Bay franchise back to NFL.

1932 – 1st US state employment insurance act enacted (Wisconsin)

1942 – WW II Navy flier Don Mason send message “Sighted sub sank same”

1956 – Elvis Presley’s 1st appearance on National TV (Dorsey Bros Stage Show)

1958 – Dodger catcher Roy Campanella is paralyzed in an automobile wreck.

1960 – 1st photograph bounced off Moon, Washington, D.C.

1960 – NFL announces Dallas Cowboys (1960) & Minnesota Vikings (1961) franchises.

1963 – “Still” single released by Bill Anderson (Billboard #1 U.S. Hot Country Singles 1963)

1969 – 1969 NFL Draft: O.J. Simpson from USC first pick by Buffalo Bills.

1980 – 37th Golden Gloves: “Kramer vs. Kramer”, Dustin Hoffman & Sally Field win.

1985 – Charity single “We Are the World” is recorded by supergroup USA for Africa (Michael Jackson, Lionel Ritchie and other pop stars)

1990 – Super Bowl XXIV, Louisiana Superdome, New Orleans, LA: San Francisco 49ers beat Denver Broncos, 55-10; MVP: Joe Montana, SF, QB.

1996 – “Hello Dolly!” closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC after 118 performances.

2016 – Seventh Republican presidential candidates debate hosted by Fox, held in Des Moines, Iowa.

2017 – US President Donald Trump and Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull have a contentious phone call over deal for US to take 1,250 refugees.

2019 – US Justice Department charges Chinese firm Huawei with bank and wire fraud.

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