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1896 – 1st auto in Detroit, Charles B. King rides his “Horseless Carriage”

1918 – US naval boat “Cyclops” disappears in Bermuda Triangle.

1921 – Police in Sunbury, Pennsylvania, issue an edict requiring women to wear skirts at least 4 inches below the knee.

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)

1959 – 11rh Emmy Awards: Playhouse 90, Jack Benny Show, Raymond Burr win.

1964 – Boxing legend Cassius Clay joins the Nation of Islam and changes his name to “Muhammad Ali”, calling his former title a “slave name”

1966 – Barry Sadler’s “Ballad 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”

1985 – Enos Slaughter & Arky Vaughan are elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

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

1998 – Matt Beck, an angry lottery accountant, kills 4 at Connecticut state lottery.

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

2007 – Former White House aide I. Lewis Libby, Jr. is found guilty on four of five counts of perjury and obstruction of justice

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

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