03/02/2024
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1715 – First English patent granted to an American, for processing corn.

1792 – Benjamin Franklin first publishes his Farmer’s Almanac.

1834 – Delmonico’s, one of NY’s finest restaurants, provides a meal of soup, steak, coffee & half a pie for 12 cents.

1884 – John B Meyenberg of St Louis patents evaporated milk.

1905 – Telimco makes the 1st ever advertisement for a radio set, by advertising a $7.50 set in the “Scientific American” which claimed to receive signals for up to one mile.

1920 – 1st Thanksgiving Parade (Philadelphia)

1940 – Football team University of Michigan retires Tom Harmon’s #98.

1940 – Woody Woodpecker debuts with release of Walter Lantz’s “Knock, Knock”

1943 – U-600 sinks in Atlantic Ocean.

1951 – 17 die in a train crash in Woodstock, Alabama.

1957 – US President Dwight Eisenhower suffers a mild stroke, impairing his speech.

1963 – JFK laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery.

1973 – US cuts maximum speed limit cut to 55 MPH as an energy conservation measure.

1979 – Pittsburgh gains 606 net yards against Cleveland, winning 33-30.

1982 – The Minneapolis Thanksgiving Day Fire destroys an entire city block, including the Northwestern National Bank building and the recently closed Donaldson’s Department Store.

1985 – Iran-Contra affair erupts, President Reagan reveals secret arms deal.

1997 – US telephone technician Richard Bliss arrested for spying for Russia.

2014 – Protest erupt across US after a decision by Missouri grand jury not to bring charges against a white policeman who shot dead a black teenager.

2017 – Longest known frozen embryo to be successfully born is delivered in Tennessee – Emma Wren Gibson, frozen 24 years ago.

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