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1870 – Construction begins on New York’s Brooklyn Bridge; completed May 24, 1883.

1888 – 1st wax drinking straw patented, by Marvin C Stone in Washington, D.C.

1899 – 1st known use of the word “automobile”, appears in an editorial in The New York Times.

1918 – US Employment Service opens as a unit of the Department of Labor.

1929 – 27 year old William S Paley becomes CBS president.

1938 – March of Dimes established to fight polio.

1945 – US aircraft carriers attack Okinawa.

1946 – As a reward for his wartime cooperation, Governor Thomas E. Dewey commutes Charles “Lucky” Luciano’s pandering sentence on condition that he does not resist deportation to Italy.

1952 – “Dragnet” with Jack Webb premiers on NBC TV.

1957 – 1st electric watch introduced, Lancaster, Pa.

1970 – “Mame” closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 1508 performances.

1977 – Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs incorporate Apple Computers, Inc.

1981 – American golfer Johnny Miller wins the sport’s first $1 million tournament when he beats Seve Ballesteros of Spain in a playoff in the inaugural Million Dollar World Challenge at Sun City, South Africa.

1985 – Mitch McConnell becomes Senator of Kentucky.

1987 – Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inducts 1st female artist, Aretha Franklin.

1996 – 1st clamshell flip mobile phone, the Motorola Star TAC, goes on sale.  Eventually 60 million are sold.

2004 – Panthers kicker John Kasay ties NFL-playoff record with 5 field goals to lead Carolina to a 29-10 win over the Dallas Cowboys in the Wild Card round of playoffs in Charlotte, N.C.

2007 – High profile Miami Dolphins NFL head coach Nick Saban resigns after agreeing to return to college football and take head coaching job at Alabama.

2009 – The Bitcoin network is created as the first block of the digital currency is mined by a person or group of people using the name Satoshi Nakamoto.

2018 – Lawyers of US President Donald Trump try to stop the publication of book on Trump’s administration “Fire and Fury” by Michael Wolff.

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