12/09/2022
This Day In History
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1855 – Abraham Gesner patents kerosene.

1866 – US President Andrew Johnson vetoes civil rights bill; it later becomes 14th amendment.

1890 – A tornado strikes Louisville, Kentucky, killing 76 and injuring 200.

1912 – 1st Japanese cherry blossom trees planted in Washington, D.C.

1930 – 1st US radio broadcast from a ship at sea.

1931 – John McGraw says night baseball will not catch on.

1933 – Farm Credit Administration (US) authorized.

1939 – 1st NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship:  University of Oregon beats Ohio State, 46-33; Ohio State forward Jimmy Hull is named Most Outstanding Player.

1945 – Ella Fitzgerald and Delta Rhythm Boys record the song “It’s Only a Paper Moon”

1952 – “Singin’ in the Rain’, musical comedy directed by Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen, starring Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds, premieres at Radio City Music Hall in NYC.

1964 – Great Train Robbers sentenced to a total of 307 years behind bars.

1972 – Adolph Rupp retires after 42 years of coaching at University of Kentucky.

1976 – Washington, D.C. underground Metro opens.

1986 – Disney-MGM Studio Tour groundbreaking.

1990 – The United States begins broadcasting TV Marti to Cuba in an effort to bridge the information blackout imposed by the Castro regime.

1994 – PGA Players Championship, TPC at Sawgrass: Australian Greg Norman sets scoring record of 264 (-24) to finish 4 strokes ahead of runner-up Fuzzy Zoeller.

1994 – Nabisco Dinah Shore Women’s Golf, Mission Hills CC: Donna Andrews wins her only major title by 1 stroke over British runner-up Laura Davies;  Andrews birdies final hole while Davies makes bogey.

2019 – Facebook bans white nationalism and white supremacy following criticism that Christchurch terrorist able to live-stream his attack.

2020 – $2.2 trillion stimulus package, largest US history, signed into law by President Donald Trump saying “I never signed anything with a “T” on it”