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1716 – 1st lion exhibited in America, in Boston.

1789 – 1st national Thanksgiving in America.

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.

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’

1941 – Japanese naval carrier force left its base & move 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.

1963 – Explorer 18 spacecraft launched by NASA.

1967 – Browns’ Carl Ward sets club record with a 104-yard kickoff return.

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

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

1974 – Catfish Hunter & Charles Finley meet in arbitration.

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

1978 – 10 die as fire erupts at Holiday Inn in Rochester, NY.

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

1985 – Random House buys Richard Nixons memories for $3,000,000.

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

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.

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