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This Day In History1716 – 1st lion exhibited in America in Boston.

1832 – 1st streetcar railway in America starts operating in New York City with 12 cents fare.

1842 – The University of Notre Dame is founded.

1859 – Last weekly installment of Charles Dickens’ “A Tale of Two Cities” is published in literary periodical “All the Year Round”

1865 – “Alice in Wonderland” by Lewis Carroll is published in America.

1867 – Refrigerated railroad car patented by JB Sutherland of Detroit.

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 not state untouched.’

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

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.

1952 – 1st 3D feature film “Bwana Devil” directed by Arch Oboler premieres in Los Angeles, advertised as “The Miracle of the Age!!! A LION in your lap! A LOVER in your arms!”

1963 – Explorer 18 spacecraft launched by NASA.

1969 – Lottery for Selective Service draftees bill signed by President Nixon.

1973 – Nixon’s personal secretary Rose Mary Woods, tells a federal court she accidentally caused part of 18 1/2 minute gap in a key Watergate tape.

1974 – Catfish Hunter and Charlie Finley meet in arbitration.

1975 – US Federal jury finds Lynette Fromme guilty of attempted assassination.

1975 – Fred Lynn becomes the 1st rookie to win MVP.

1982 – Howard Cosell calls his last fight after being disgusted by Larry Holmes-Tex Cobb mismatch.

1985 – Random House buys Richard Nixon memoires for $3,000,000.

1992 – US proposes addition to UN resolution that would require Iraq’s withdrawal from Kuwait by January 1.

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

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