04/20/2024
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1822 – Boston, Massachusetts incorporated as a city.

1883 – Jan Matzeliger invented the first machine to manufacture entire shoes.

1917 – US Supreme Court upholds 8-hour workday for railroad employees.

1918 – Congress authorizes time zones & approves daylight saving time.

1928 – “Amos & Andy” debuts on radio (NBC Blue Network-WWAQ Chicago)

1941 – Jimmy Dorsey & orchestra record “Green Eyes” & “Maria Elena”

1942 – President Franklin Roosevelt orders men between 45 & 64 to register for non-military duty.

1949 – 1st museum devoted exclusively to atomic energy, Oak Ridge, Tennessee.

1953 – 25th Academy Awards: “Greatest Show on Earth’, Gary Cooper & Shirley Booth win (1st time televised)

1955 – 17th NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship: San Francisco beats La Salle, 77-63. Dons’ future Hall of Fame center Bill Russell is named tournament Most Outstanding Player.

1964 – Sean Connery’s first day of shooting on James Bond film “Goldfinger”

1973 – John Dean tells President Richard Nixon, “There is a cancer growing on the Presidency”

1979 – US House of Representatives begins live TV broadcasts via C-SPAN.

1987 – American televangelist Jim Bakker resigns amid rape accusation by his secretary, Jessica Hahn.

1989 – PGA Players Championship, TPC at Sawgrass: Tom Kite wins the title in gusty conditions, 1 stroke ahead of runner-up Chip Beck.

1995 – Michael Jordan rejoins Chicago Bulls after 17 months, beats Pacers.

2013 – Wendy’s overtakes Burger King to become the second best-selling hamburger chain.

2018 – Mississippi signs into law the US’s strictest abortion laws, no termination after 15 weeks.

2020 – State of California with 910 cases of COVID-19 locks down and orders people to “stay at home”

2022 – LeBron James moves past Karl Malone (36,909) into second on NBA’s all-time scoring list with 38 points in La Lakers’ 127-119 loss to Washington Wizards; Kareem Abdul-Jabber leads (38,387)

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