03/02/2024
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1889 – 1st permit issued to drive a car through Central Park (Curtis P Brady)

1901 – U.S. Army War College is established in Washington, D.C.

1910 – NY’s Penn Station opens as world’s largest railway terminal.

1924 – In New York City, the first Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is held.

1926 – 110,000 watch US Army & Navy play a 21-all tie.

1926 – Restoration of Williamsburg, Virginia, begins.

1934 – Bank robber Baby Face Nelson dies in a shoot-out with the FBI.

1945 – Gen George Marshall named special US envoy to China.

1948 – Honda 1st opens in America.

1957 – US Army withdraws from Little Rock, Arkansas after Central High School integration.

1962 – 1st test flight of the Boeing 727 takes place.

1967 – Gold pool nations pledge support of $35 per ounce gold price.

1973 – Gary Mathews wins NL Rookie of Year.

1973 – US Senate votes 92-3 to confirm Gerald Ford as Vice President.

1973 – US President Richard Nixon signs the Emergency Petroleum Allocation Act, authorizing petroleum price, production, allocation and marketing controls.

1978 – San Francisco Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk assassinated by former Supervisor Dan White at City Hall.

1989 – US 63rd manned space mission STS 33 (Discovery 9) returns from space.

2001 – A hydrogen atmosphere is discovered on the extrasolar planet Osiris by the Hubble Space Telescope, the first atmosphere detected on an extrasolar planet.

2015 – Robert Lewis Dear (57) shoots 3 dead and wounds 9 at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

2018 – Convicted US murderer Samuel Little confirmed connected to 90 more murders of women after confessing details.

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