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1894 – US & China sign treaty preventing Chinese laborers from entering the US.

1917 – 1st exclusively women’s bowling tournament begins in St. Louis.

1926 – Richard Rogers and Lorenz Hart’s musical “Girl Friend” premieres in NYC.

1930 – Construction begins on the Empire State Building, the world’s 1st skyscraper of 100+ stories, on 5th Avenue in New York City.

1942 – General Douglas MacArthur arrives in Australia to become supreme commander.

1953 – Bill Veeck says he will sell his 80% of St. Louis Browns for $2.475 million.

1956 – 8th Emmy Awards: “The Ed Sullivan Show”, Phil Silvers Show & Lucy Ball win.

1961 – New York DA arrests professional gamblers who implicate Seton Hall players.

1966 – US submarine locates missing hydrogen bomb on the Mediterranean sea floor.

1983 – 70th hat trick in Islander history-Mike Bossy.

1987 – IBM releases PC-DOS version 3.3.

1988 – Then highest scoring NCAA basketball game to date; Loyola-Marymont 119, Wyoming 115.

1991 – New Jersey raises turnpike tolls 70%.

1995 – US approves 1st chicken pox vaccine, Varivax by Merck & Co.

2001 – OPEC decides to cut output by 4% or 1 million barrels per day, effective April 1.

2008 – New York Governor Eliot Spitzer resigns after a scandel involving a high-end prostitute. David Peterson becomes acting New York State governor.

2013 – 60th ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament: Miami beats North Carolina, 87-77.

2017 – Live-action remake “Beauty and the Beast” directed by Bill Condon and starring Emma Watson opens.

2019 – PGA Players Championship, TPC at Sawgrass: Rory Mcllroy of Northern Ireland wins biggest check in golf ($2.25m) by 1 stroke over Jim Furyk.

2022 – Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari apologies for recent fuel shortage and power outages, including the failure of the national electricity grid and an increase in adulterated fuel.

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