01/29/2023
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This Day In History1639 – Massachusetts grants 500 acres of land to erect a gunpowder mill.

1844- Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) formed by George Williams in London.

1882 – Electric iron patented by Henry W Seely, NYC.

1904 – National Tuberculosis Association organized, Atlantic City, New Jersey.

1923 – Gangster Albert Anastasia is convicted of illegal possession of a firearm and sentenced to two years in prison.

1925 – Walter Chrysler founds automobile manufacturer Chrysler Corporation.

1931 – “There Ought To Be A Moonlight Saving Time” by Guy Lombardo hits #1.

1932 – US Federal gas tax enacted.

1941 – Giants baseball team use plastic batting helmets for 1st time.

1949 – “It Pays To Be Ignorant” game show debut on CBS-TV.

1955 – Bill Haley & Comets’ “Rock Around the Clock” hits #1.

1965 – Rolling Stones release single “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction”

1968 – Senator Robert Kennedy dies from his wounds after he was shot the previous night.

1971 – “Ed Sullivan Show” last broadcast on CBS-TV.

1977 – Supreme Court tosses out automatic death penalty laws.

1988 – 22nd Music City News Country Awards: Randy Travis & Statler Brothers.

1991 – NBC announces Jay Leno will succeed Johnny Carson on May 25, 1992.

1998 – TV sitcom “Sex and the City” premieres in the US on HBO, starring Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon.

2005 – The United States Supreme Court votes to ban medical marijuana in Gonzales v. Raich.

2015 – Convicted killers Richard Matt and David Sweat break out of Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, New York.