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1865 – Battle of Monroe’s Crossroads, North Carolina.

1910 – Pittsburgh Courier begins publishing.

1922 – KLZ-AM in Denver, CO begins radio transmissions.

1933 – Major earthquake (6.4 magnitude) in Long Beach, California kills 120, and destroys 70 school buildings.

1938 – “Jezebel” film premieres directed by William Wyler, starring Bette Davis and Henry Fonda, from the play by Owen Davis.

1941 – Lee MacPhail, Dodger GM, predicts all players will wear batting helmets.

1951 – FBI director J. Edgar Hoover declines post of baseball commissioner.

1959 – Dorothy Comiskey Rigney sells her 54% share of MLB Chicago White Sox to Bill Veeck for a reported $27M.

1960 – 17th Golden Globes: “Ben Hur’, Anthony Franciosa, & Elizabeth Taylor win.

1963 – MLB infielder Pete Rose debuts with Cincinnati at spring training in Tampa, Florida; hits in his first 2 at bats.

1965 – “I’ve Got a Tiger By the Tail” album by Buck Owens is released (Billboard Album of the Year, 1965)

1969 – James Earl Ray pleads guilty to the murder of Martin Luther King Jr.

1978 – “The Incredible Hulk”, starring Bill Bixby as David Banner, premieres on CBS.

1985 – 32nd ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament: Georgia Tech beats North Carolina, 57-53.

1991 – 38th ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament: #7 North Carolina beats #6 Duke, 96-74.

1996 – 43rd ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament: #12 Wake Forest beats #18 Georgia Tech, 75-74.

2002 – 49th ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament: #3 Duke beats NC State 91-61.

2010 – Carlos Slim becomes the first Mexican and person from an emerging economy to top Forbes Richest Person list, with a net worth of US$53.5 billion.

2020 – New York Governor Andrew Cuomo deploys the national guard to New Rochelle after an one-mile radius zone established as 108 cases of COVID-19 detected.

2021 – Merrick Garland confirmed as US Attorney General by US Senate.

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