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1835 – Richard Lawrence misfires at President Andrew Jackson in Washington, D.C. in 1st attempted assassination of a US President.

1862 – USS Monitor, the US Navy’s 1st ironclad warship launched.

1911 – 1st rescue of an air passenger by a ship, near Havana, Cuba.

1919 – Reds hire Pat Moran as manager of Christy Mathewson, is still in France with US Army.

1928 – 1st radio telephone connection between Netherlands & US.

1931 – “City Lights”, American silent romantic comedy film directed by Charlie Chaplin, starring himself and Virginia Cherrill, premieres at Los Angeles Theater.

1933 – “Lone Ranger” begins a 21-year run on ABC radio.

1943 – USS Chicago sinks in Pacific Ocean.

1952 – Korean War truce talks deadlock.

1956 – Elvis Presley records his version of “Blue Suede Shoes”

1960  – CIA OKs Lockheed to produce a new U-2 aircraft (Oxcart)

1961 – JFK asks for an Alliance for Progress & Peace Corps.

1961 – “I Fall to Pieces” single released by Patsy Cline (Billboard Song of the Year 1961)

1968 – Bobby Goldsboro records his biggest hit, “Honey”

1968 – Viet Cong and the North Vietnamese launch the Tet offensive against South Vietnames and US forces.

1977 – 8th (final) part of “Roots” is most-watched US entertainment show ever (100 million)

1989 – The American embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan closes.

1992 – Inventor Ray Kurzwell publishes his first book “The Age of Intelligent Machines” on artificial intelligence, predicating the popularity of the Internet.

2003 – Richard Reid sentenced to life in prison for attempting to bomb an American Airlines flight with 197 on board.

2015 – Shake Shak founded by Danny Meyer first lists on the New York stock exchange.

2018 – Houston forward James Harden puts up highest scoring triple-double in NBA history (60 points, 10 rebounds, 11 assists) as the Rockets beat Orlando Magic, 114-107 in Houston.

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