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This Day in History for March 15

This Day In History1781 – British and American forces clash during the Battle of Guilford Court House, North Carolina. British suffer heavy losses, surrendering to George Washington in October.

1820 – Maine admitted as 23rd state of the Union.

1855 – Louisiana established 1st health board to regulate quarantine.

1869 – Cincinnati Red Stockings become the 1st professional baseball team.

1892 – New York State unveils automatic ballot booth (voting machine).

1912 – Pitcher Cy Young retires from baseball with 511 wins.

1922 – 1st southern radio station begins (WSB, Atlanta, Georgia).

1937 – First American blood bank in a hospital is opened at Cook County Hospital in Chicago.

1937 – 1st state contraceptive clinic opens (Raleigh, NC).

1945 – Billboard publishes its 1st album chart (King Cole Trio is #1).

1954 – “CBS Morning Show” premieres with Walter Cronkite & Jack Paar.

1956 – “My Fair Lady” opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 2,715 performances.

1962 – Wilt Chamberlain is 1st to score 4,000 points in an NBA season.

1966 – 8th Grammy Awards: Taste of Honey, Tom Jones, Sinatra & Streisand.

1972 – “The Godfather”, based on the books by Mario Puzo, directed by Francis Ford Coppola and starring Marlon Brando and Al Pacino, premieres in NYC (Academy Awards Best Picture 1973).

1985 – Larry Holmes TKOs David Bey in 10 for heavyweight boxing title.

1985 – The first Internet domain name, is registered.

1994 – 8th Soul Train Music Awards: Toni Braxton, Whitney Houston win.

2009 – 56th ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament: #9 Duke beats #22 Florida State, 79-69.

2017 – Disney refuses to cut gay moment in film “Beauty and the Beast” for Malaysian censors, instead pulls film from Malaysia.

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