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1810 – Illinois passes 1st state vaccination legislation in US.

1899 – “Aspirin” (acetylsalicylic acid) patented by Felix Hoffman at German company Bayer.

1902 – Permanent US Census office created by legislation passed by Congress.

1922 – Babe Ruth signs 3 year contract with NY Yankees at $52,000 a year.

1933 – FDR declares a nationwide bank holiday.

1940 – 1st US telecast from an airplane, NYC.

1950 – Silly Putty goes on sale in the US.

1954 – 1st ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament: NC State beats Wake Forest, 82-80 (OT).

1962 – St. Louis vote to build a new downtown stadium for the Cardinals.

1965 – “How to Succeed in Business” closes at 46th St NYC after 1415 performances.

1966 – Barry Sadler’s “Ballard of the Green Berets” becomes #1 (13 weeks)

1972 – Jack Nicklaus passes Arnold Palmer as golf’s all-time money winner.

1981 – Walter Cronkite signs off as anchorman of “CBS Evening News”

1982 – NBA highest scoring game: San Antonio beat Milwaukee 171-166 (3 OT)

1991 – Following Iraq’s capitulation in the Persian Gulf conflict, US President George H.W. Bush told Congress that “aggression is defeated. The war is over”

2001 – US Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham establishes the Northeast Home Heating Oil Reserve to be used in emergency circumstances.

2015 – US State Department charges 2 Vietnamese and a Canadian citizen with cyberfraud for stealing 1 billion email addresses for spam.

2017 – US President Donald Trump signs his second executive order barring travelers from 6 mostly-Muslim countries for 90 days but leaves out Iraq.

2018 – Forbes names Amazon founder Jeff Bezos the world’s richest person for the first time at $112 billion, Bill Gates #2.

2019 – US trade deficit rises to 10-year high of $621 billion.

2019 – Facebook head Mark Zuckerberg reveals plans to turn the social media platform into a more “privacy-focused platform”

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