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1892 – The Coca-Cola Company is incorporated in Atlanta, Georgia.

1907 – Charles Curtis becomes U.S. Senator, first Native American to become a Senator.

1920 – Walt Disney starts work as an artist with KC Slide Co for $40 a week.

1924 – Ice cream cone rolling machine patented by Carl Taylor, Cleveland.

1936 – 1st players elected to Baseball Hall of Fame; Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Christy Mathewson & Walter Johnson.

1943 – U.S. cruiser “Chicago” is heavily damaged by Japanese bombers on the first day of the Battle of Rennell Island.

1948 – Commissioner Happy Chandler fines the Yankees, Cubs and Phillies $500 each for signing high school players.

1959 – Walt Disney’s “Sleeping Beauty” released.

1963 – Jim Thorpe, Red Grange & George Halas elected to football Hall of Fame.

1966 – Snow storm in north east US kills 165

1979 – US President Jimmy Carter commuted Patricia Hearst’s 7 year sentence to 2 years.

1982 – Old Dominion ends Louisiana Tech’s women’s basketball record 54-game winning streak.

1986 – 193.8 million shares traded in NY Stock Exchange.

1989 – Game-winning RBI, official statistic dropped after 9 years of use NY Mets Keith Hernandez is the all-time leader with 129.

1995 – Super Bowl XXIX, Joe Robbie Stadium, Miami, FL: San Francisco 49ers beat San Diego Chargers, 49-26; MVP: Steve Young, SF, QB.

2000 – Karl Malone of the Utah Jazz becomes the 3rd player in NBA history to score 30,000 career points; finishes with 35 in a 96-94 loss to Minnesota; behind Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (38,387) and Wilt Chamberlain (31,419).

2002 – US President George W. Bush in his State of the Union address describes “regimes that sponsor terror” an “Axis of Evil”, which includes Iraq, Iran and North Korea.

2006 – US 30-cent stamp is released featuring Hattie McDaniel in the dress she wore in 1940 when she became the 1st African-American actress to accept an Academy Award.

2009 – Rod Blagojevich, the Governor of Illinois, is removed from office after being convicted of corruption charges.

2018 – Cleveland Indians announce they will remove Chief Wahoo logo from uniforms in 2019.

2020 – Number of COVID-19 cases passes those of SARS with over 7,700 cases in China confirmed, with 170 deaths.

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