12/09/2022
This Day In History
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1866 – 1st ambulance service goes into service.

1881 – “Greatest Show On Earth” formed by P.T. Barnum and James Anthony Bailey.

1885 – US Salvation Army officially organized.

1924 – WGN-AM in Chicago, IL begins radio transmissions.

1935 – Robert Goddard uses gyroscopes to control a rocket.

1946 – Cold War: The United States  State Department releases the Acheson-Lilienthal Report, outlining a plan for the international control of nuclear power.

1960 – Pope John appoints the first Japanese, African & Filipino cardinals.

1972 – Wilt Chamberlain plays his last pro basketball game.

1972 – Elvis Presley records his final Top Ten hit, a cover of “Burning Love”, written by Dennis Linde and first recorded by Arthur Alexander…

1977 – 39th NCACC Men’s Basketball Championship: Marquette beats North Carolina, 67-59; Warriors first title; coach Al McGuire retires.

1979 – A partial meltdown at Three Mile Island nuclear plant in the US results in the release of radioactive gas and iodine into the atmosphere but no deaths.

1990 – Michael Jordan scores 69 points, 4th time he scores 60 points in a game.

1990 – US President George H.W. Bush posthumously awards Jesse Owens the Congressional Gold Medal.

1993 – PGA Player Championship, TPC at Sawgrass: Nick Price of Zimbabwe sets a scoring record of 270 (-18) to finish 5 strokes ahead of Germany’s Bernhard Langer.

1993 – Nabisco Dinah Shore Women’s Golf, Mission Hills CC: Helen Alfredsson of Sweden wins her only major title, 2 strokes ahead of 3 runners-up; first non-American to wind the event as a major.

2000 – A Murray County, Georgia, school bus is hit by a CSX freight train (3 children die in this accident)

2009 – The first cases of H1N1 swine flu in the United States occur in two people in California.

2017 – US President Donald Trump signs Energy Independence executive order undoing Obama climate-control measures.

2020 – US President Donald Trump makes grim projection that 240,000 Americans could die from COVID-19, even with restrictions in place.