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1848 – 1st commercial bank in San Francisco established.

1894 – New England Telephone and Telegraph installs the first battery operated telephone switchboard in Lexington, Massachusetts.

1903 – Baseball’s National & American Leagues make peace.

1903 – Frank Farrell and Bill Devery purchase the American League’s Baltimore franchise for $18,000 and move it to NYC (later the NY Yankees)

1942 – In his 20th title defense, Joe Louis KOs Buddy Baer in the 1st round of their rematch to retain his world heavyweight boxing title at New York’s Madison Square Garden.

1945 – US soldiers let by Gen Douglas MacArthur invades Philippines.

1947 – Providence Steamrollers guard Dino Martin becomes the first NBA player to ever score 40 points in a game, in a 91-68 win over Cleveland Rebels at Rhode Island Auditorium.

1952 – Marines give notice they will recall Ted Williams to active duty.

1953 – Bevo Francis, Rio Grande Colege, scores 115 points in basketball game.

1959 – “Rawhide” with Clint Eastwood premieres on CBS TV.

1967 – NFL New Orleans’ franchise takes name “Saints”

1972 – Billionaire Howard Hughes says Clifford Irving’s autobiography is a fake.

1976 – C.W. McCall CB song “Convey” hits #1 on the country music charts.

1979 – Bobby Orr’s #4 jersey is retired by the Boston Bruins.

1984 – “TV’s Bloopers & Practical Jokes” premieres on NBC TV.

1986 – After losing a patent battle with Polaroid, Kodak must give up its instant camera business.

1991 – Baseball officially bans Pete Rose from being elected to Hall of Fame for betting on baseball.

1991 – Dean Smith of UNC is 6th to win 700 career coaching basketball games.

1998 – Hockey News selects Wayne Gretzky as the best NHL player ever.

2007 – Apple Inc CEO Steve Jobs announces the iPhone.

2018 – President Trump cancels program allowing 200,000 San Salvadoreans temporary status to live in the US.