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1812 – Congress authorizes war bonds to finance the War of 1812.

1862 – Battle of New Bern, North Carolina; General Burnside conquers New Bern.

1900 – US currency goes on gold standard after Congress passes the Currency Act.

1913 – John D. Rockefeller gives $100 million to Rockefeller Foundation.

1923 – President Warren G. Harding becomes 1st president to pay taxes.

1936 – Federal Register, 1st magazine of the US government, publishes 1st issue.

1950 – FBI’s “10 Most Wanted Fugitives” program begins.

1954 – Milwaukee Braves future home run king Hank Aaron homers in his debut exhibition game against the Boston Red Sox.

1958 – RIAA certifies 1st gold record – Perry Como’s single “Catch a Falling Star”

1964 – Dallas, Texas: Jack Ruby sentenced to death for Lee Harvey Oswald’s murder.

1971 – Barbra Streisand appears on “The Burt Bacharach Special” on CBS TV.

1973 – Future US senator John McCain is released after spending over five years in a North Vietnamese prisoner of war camp.

1983 – OPEC cut oil prices for 1st time in 21 years.

1990 – 4th Soul Train Music Awards: Soul ll Soul, Janet Jackson win.

1993 – 40th ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament: Georgia Tech beats #1 North Carolina, 77-75.

1997 – Olympic gold medalist Michael Johnson wins 67th James E Sullivan Award.

2004 – 51st ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament: Maryland beats #5 Duke, 95-87.

2006 – Mike Wallace retires from news program “60 Minutes” after 37 years.

2013 – Xi Jinping named the new President of the People’s Republic of China.

2021 – PGA Players Championship, TPC at Sawgrass: American Justin Thomas edges Lee Westwood of England by 1 stroke; Thomas wins $2.7 million winner’s share of the $15 million purse.

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