This Day In History
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This Day In History
1784 – 1st National Thanksgiving in USA.
1832 – 1st streetcar railway in America starts operating (NYC) (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 published in USA.
1867 – Refrigerated railroad car patented by JB Sutherland of Detroit.
1896 – A.A. Stagg of University of Chicago creates American football huddle.
1898 – SS Portland “The Titanic of New England” leaves for Cape Cod, shipwrecked off Cape Ann, all 192 aboard killed.
1913 – Phi Sigma Sigma is founded at Hunter College in New York City.
1928 – Philip Barry’s “Holiday” premieres in NYC.
1942 – “Casablanca” directed by Michael Curtiz and starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman premieres at Hollywood Theatre, NYC.
1948 – 1st polaroid camera sold for $89.75 in Boston at the Jordan Marsh department store.  The Land Camera model 95 becomes the prototype for all Polaroid Land cameras produced for the next 15 years.
1956 – “The Price is Right” debuts on NBC.
1963 – Cincinnati 2nd baseman Pete Rose wins NL Rookie of Year.
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.
1976 – Ringo releases “Hey Baby” single.
1982 – Howard Cossell calls his last fight after being disgusted by Larry Homes-Tex Cobb mismatch.
1985 – Random House buys Richard Nixons memoires for $3,000,000.
1990 – 1st Billboard Music Awards: M.C. Hammer & Janet Jackson win.
1996 – Baseball owners interleague play, 26-4.
2003 – Concorde makes its last ever flight over Bristol, England.
2012 – The cost of Hurricane Sandy to New York is announced to be $32 billion.