03/02/2024
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1896 – Tornado hit St. Louis, killing 255, leaving thousands homeless.

1916 – President Woodrow Wilson addresses the League to Enforce Peace, founded in 1915, and gives public support to the idea of a league of nations.

1930 – Richard Drew invents masking tape.

1930 – The 1,046 foot Chrysler Building in New York City, the tallest man made structure at the time, opens to the public.

1931 – 1st full scale wind tunnel for testing airplanes at Langley Field, Virginia.

1937 – Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco opens to pedestrians.

1955 – Red Buttons Show, last airs on NBC-TV.

1961 – Ralph Boston of US, sets then long jump record at 27′ 1/4″.

1967 – “Sherry!” closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 65 performances.

1969 – Walt Disney World construction begins at Bay Lake and Lake Buena Vista, Florida.

1979 – Indianapolis 500: Rick Mears wins in 3:08:47.950.

1985 – Inaugural bands parade for President Reagan.

1987 – Christian evangelists Jim and Tammy Bakker appear on “Nightline” after PTL scandal.

1994 – “The Flintstones” live action movie, starring John Goodman and Rick Moranis, opens.

1995 – Actor Christopher Reeve is paralyzed from the neck down after falling from his horse in a riding competition in Culpeper, Virginia.

2001 – Senior PGA Championship Men’s Golf, Ridgewood CC, NJ: 5-time British Open champion Tom Watson wins first of 6 Champions Tour major titles with a 1 stroke win over Jim Thorpe.

2014 – The director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Christine Lagarde calls for “tougher regulation and tighter supervision” of banking sector.

2019 – World’s rivers widely contaminated with antibiotics according to new global study of 711 sites.

2020 – America’s COVID-19 death toll passes 100,000 (Johns Hopkins figures) equal to number of US serviceman and women killed in Korea, Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan put together.

2020 – US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says Hong Kong no longer has autonomy from China, doesn’t merit special trade relationships, in note to Congress.

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