02/07/2023
This Day In History
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1842 – The University of Notre Dame is founded.

1896 – Amos Alonzo Stagg of University of Chicago creates American football huddle.

1916 – Addressing the Chamber of Commerce in Cincinnati, US President Woodrow Wilson declares that ‘The business of neutrality is over, The nature of modern war leaves no state untouched.’

1922 – 1st successful Technicolor movie (The Toll of the Seal), premieres at the Rialto Theater in NYC.

1928 – Phillip Barry’s play “Holiday” premieres in New York City.

1941 – Japanese naval center force left its base & moves east toward Pearl Harbor.

1943 – Last Judy Garland-Mickey Rooney movie “Girl Crazy” released.

1948 – 1st Polaroid camera sold for $89.75 in Boston at the Jordan Marsh department store. The Land Camera model 95 becomes prototype for all Polaroid Land cameras for next 15 years.

1956 – TV game show “The Price is Right”, hosted by Bill Cullen, debuts on NBC.

1963 – Cincinnati 2nd baseman Pete Rose wins NL Rookie of Year.

1968 – 34th Heisman Trophy Award: O.J. Simpson Southern California (RB)

1973 – President Nixon’s personal secretary Rose Mary Woods, tells a federal court she accidentally caused part of 18½ minute gap in key Watergate tape.

1982 – Clyde King named New York Yankee manager.

1985 – Random House sells Richard Nixon memoirs for $3,000,000,

1990 – Buffalo Bills become 6th 1st place NFL team to lose on same weekend.

2003 – Supersonic airplane the Concorde makes its last flight, returning to Bristol, England.

2007 – “Like You’ll Never See Me Again” single released by Alicia Keys (NAACP Image Awards Outstanding Music Video, Outstanding Song 2008, Billboard Song of the Year 2008)

2012 – The cost of Hurricane Sandy to New York is announced to be $32 Billion.

2018 – General Motors announces it will close five factories in North America, cutting 14,000 jobs.

2021 – WHO labels COVID-19 variant Omicron a “variant of concern”, with its dozens of new mutations, after it emerges in Botswana and South Africa.