12/01/2022
This Day In History
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1865 – SS General Lyon at Cape Hatteras catches fire & sinks, killing 400.

1882 – 1st demonstration of pancake making, held at a department store in NYC.

1919 – Woodrow Wilson’s dream of a League of Nations becomes a reality after the League Covenant is adopted at the Paris Peace Conference.

1937 – It is revealed Quaker Oats pays Babe Ruth $25,000 per year for ads.

1939 – Billboard Magazine introduces hillbilly (country) music chart.

1941 – Carolina Paprika Mills in Dillon, South Carolina, incorporated.

1945 – US 1sr army breaks out bridgehead near Remagen, Germany after crossing the Rhine.

1954 – 26th Academy Awards: “From Here to Eternity” best film, William Holden & Audrey Hepburn best actor, actress.

1954 – RCA manufactures 1st color TV set (12 1/2″ screen at $1,000)

1961 – Elvis Presley performs live on the USS Arizona.

1965 – Martin Luther King, Jr. leads 25,000 to state capitol in Montgomery, Alabama.

1971 – Tom Jones’ “She’s a Lady” goes gold.

1979 – PGA Tournament Players Championship, Sawgrass CC: Lanny Watkins wins in windy conditions, 5 strokes ahead of runner-up Tom Watson.

1987 – The US Supreme Court rules that gender-based workplace affirmative action plans do not constitute discrimination on the basis of sex under the Civil Rights Act 1964.

1990 – Fire in illegal NYC social club, kills 87.

1996 – US issues newly-redesigned $100 bill.

2013 – Tiger Woods returns to his World number one ranking.

2019 – Apple introduces new TV streaming platform Apple TV+. news service Apple News and an Apple credit card at star-studded event.

2019 – NASA cancels a planned historic all-female spacewalk because it doesn’t have enough spacesuits to fit women.

2020 – United Kingdom’s Prince Charles tests positive for COVID-19.