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1865 – 10 battles around Kinston, North Carolina during the Civil War.

1876 – Alexander Graham Bell receives a patent for the telephone in the US.

1908 – Cincinnati Mayor Mark Brieth stands before city council and announces that, “women are not physically fit to operate automobiles”

1917 – 1st jazz record released on a 78 by Original dixieland Jazz Band for the Victor Talking Machine Company (“Dixie Jazz Band One Step”, one side “Livery Stable Blue” other)

1929 – First nonstop flight made from America to Asia across the Bering Strait (Nome to North Cape) by Noel Wien and Calvin Crip for Wien Air Alaska.

1939 – Guy Lombardo & Royal Canadians 1st record “Auld Lang Syne”

1941 – 3rd largest snowfall then in NYC history (18.1″)

1951 – Ezzard Charles beats Jersey Joe Walcott in 15 rounds for 2nd time to win National Boxing Association world heavyweight title.

1955 – Musical “Peter Pan”, starring Mary Martin broadcast live on NBC as part of “Producers’ Showcase” series; attracts a then record 65 million viewers.

1964 – 11th ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament: Duke beats Wake Forest, 80-59.

1972 – “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” written by Ewan MacColl, released by Roberta Flack (Billboard Song of theYear 1972)

1974 – “USS Monitor”, Union Ship sunk in 1862 during US Civil War, restored at Cape Hatteras.

1981 – 28th ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament: North Carolina beats Maryland, 61-60.

1988 – Jim Abbott, 1-handed pitcher, wins 58th James E. Sullivan Award.

1994 – US Navy issues 1st permanent order assigning women on combat ship.

1999 – 40th ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament: #1 Duke beats #15 North Carolina, 96-73.

2011 – Charlie Sheen is fired from the CBS sitcom “Two and a Half Men”

2016 – Peyton Manning announces his retirement from the Denver Broncos and the NFL.

2022 – Global death toll from COVID-19 passes 6 million according to Johns Hopkins figures, with 57% of the world’s population fully vaccinated.

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