03/03/2024
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1906 – After 20 straight wins, Boston Pilgrims lose to Chicago White Sox 3-0.

1927 – Henry Ford announces that he is ending production of the Model T Ford.

1932 – Goofy, aka Dippy Dawg, 1st appears in “Mickey’s Revue” by Walt Disney.

1935 – Legendary American athlete Jesse Owens equals or breaks 4 world records in 45 minutes at a Big Ten meet at Ferry Field in Ann Arbor, Michigan; remembered as “the greatest 45 minutes ever in sport”

1941 – Ted Williams raises his batting average over .400 for 1st time in 1941.

1950 – Brooklyn Battery Tunnel opens in NYC.

1955 – Series of 19 twisters destroy Udall, Kansas & most of Blackwell, Okla.

1961 – JFK announces US goal of putting a man on the Moon before the end of decade.

1962 – Isley Brothers release “Twist & Shout”

1962 – US unions AFL-CIO starts campaign for 35-hour work week.

1968 – Archway Arch in St Louis dedicated.

1973 – US launches 1st Skylab crew Kerwin, Conrad, Weltz.

1979 – American Airlines DC-10 crashes on takeoff from Chicago killing 273 including 2 on the ground.

1986 – Hands Across America – 6.5 million people hold hands from California to NY.

1992 – Jay Leno becomes permanent host of “The Tonight Show”

1999 – The United States House of Representatives releases the Cox Report detailing People’s Republic of China’s nuclear espionage against the U.S. over prior two decades.

2003 – Indianapolis 500: Gil de Ferran wins in 3:11:56.989.

2011 – Oprah Winfrey airs her last show, ending her twenty five year run of The Oprah Winfrey Show.

2012 – A SpaceX Dragon becomes the first commercial spacecraft to dock at the International Space Station.

2017 – Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg receives an honorary degree from Harvard University, after dropping out in 2004.

2020 – Video of African American George Floyd’s arrest and murder while restrained in Minneapolis police custody shows he was pinned to the ground by police officer Derek Chauvin’s knee for 8 minutes and 46 seconds, ignites widespread condemnation and nationwide protests.

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