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1898 – Wilmington, North Carolina Coup D’etat: White Supremacists violently overthrow local government, killing and threatening Black leaders.

1908 – 1st Gideon Bible put in a hotel room.

1911 – Andrew Carnegie forms Carnegie Corporation for scholarly and charitable works.

1931 – 4th Academy Awards: “Cimarron”, Lionel Barrymore & Marie Dressler win.

1945 – College football’s #1 Army beats #2 Notre Dame 48-0.

1950 – Nobel Prize for literature awarded to William Faulkner.

1951 – 1st long distance telephone call without operator assistance.

1953 – Giants end their tour of Japan (players got $331 of $3,000 promised)

1964 – Braves sign a 25-year lease to play in the new Atlanta stadium.

1969 – “Sesame Street” premieres on PBS TV.

1975 – Royals release slugger Harmon Killebrew, ending his 22-year career.

1978 – Larry Holmes KOs Alfredo Evangelista in 7 for heavyweight boxing title.

1982 – IMF lends Mexico $3.8 billion due to threatened bankruptcy..

1988 – Orel Hershiser (23-8) is a unanimous choice as NL Cy Young Award.

1996 – 46th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Terry Labonte wins.

2010 – Alan Menken, famous Disney composer, receives the 2,442nd star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

2012 – The final US presidential election results are declared after Barack Obama wins Florida to defeat Mitt Romney 332-206 in Electoral College votes.

2021 – China and the US announce plans to work together on cutting greenhouse202 gas emissions at the COP26 summit.

2021 – New Zealand filmmaker Peter Jackson sells Weta Digital’s technology division to video games company Unity for $1.6 billion.