02/22/2024
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1899 – 1st auto repair shop opens (Boston)

1915 – Thomas Edison invents telescribe to record telephone conversations.

1916 – US pilot William Thaw shoots down a German Fokker.

1931 – 1st air-conditioned train installed-B&O Railroad.

1935 – 1st major league night baseball game, in Cincinnati (Reds 2, Philadelphia 1)

1954 – IBM announces vacuum tube “electronic” brain that could perform 10 million operations an hour.

1958 – UP & International News Service merge into United Press International.

1961 – NASA Explorer Ionosphere research mission fails to reach Earth orbit.

1965 – Supreme Court declares federal law allowing post office to intercept communist propaganda is unconstitutional.

1969 – Beatles’ “Get Back” single goes #1 and stays for 5 weeks.

1974 – “The Dean Martin Show” last airs on NBC-TV.

1978 – American management consultant Marilyn Loden first coins the term “glass ceiling” to describe invisible career barriers for women.

1983 – Supreme Court rules government can deny tax breaks to schools that racially discriminated against students.

1992 – Indianapolis 500: Al Unser, Jr. holds off Scott Goodyear to win by 0.043 seconds; closest finish in Indy history, first second-generation driver to win the race.

1993 – Star Trek episode “Second Chance” airs guest starring Mae Jemison, the 1st real life astronaut to appear on the show.

2001 – The Democrats gain control of the US Senate for the first time since 1994 when Senator James Jeffords of Vermont abandons the Republican Party and declares himself an independent.

2015 – Senior PGA Championship Men’s Golf, French Lick Resort: Defending champion Colin Montgomerie of Scotland wins by 4 strokes from Mexican Esteban Toledo.

2016 – Bill Cosby is ordered to stand trial in a sexual assault case in Norristown.

2018 – Record US fentanyl seizure of 120 lbs confirmed by police in Nebraska in April, enough to kill 26 million people, one of largest drug busts in US history.

2018 – US President Donald Trump cancels summit with North and South Korea because of hostile statements from North Korea.

2020 – The New York Times prints front page with nearly 1,000 names of people who have died from COVID-19, as the US toll nears 100,000.

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