03/04/2024
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1901 – US Army War College is established in Washington, D.C.

1910 – New York’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 – Restoration of Williamsburg, Virginia, begins.

1940 – 6th Heisman Trophy Award: Tom Harmon, Michigan halfback.

1944 – US 121st Infantry regiment opens assault on Hurtgen in Germany.

1948 – Honda first opens in America.

1953 – Cleveland Indians third baseman Al Rosen is unanimously named American League’s Most Valuable Player.

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

1960 – CBS radio cancels “Have Gun Will Travel.”

1966 – In the highest scoring NFL game, Washington Redskins defeat New York Giants 72-41.

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

1985 – St. Louis Cardinals’ Vince Coleman wins National League Rookie of the Year.

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

1997 – Detroit Lions’ Barry Sanders becomes National Football League’s second all-time rusher.

2011 – Roger Federer claims a record sixth Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) World Tour finals title with a 6-3, 6-7, 6-3 win over Frenchman Jo Wolfried Tsonga in the final in London, England.

2013 – Tiger Woods is named Professional Golfers’ Association (PGA) Tour’s Player of the Year for the 11th time.

2017 – Great Britain’s Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle announce their engagement.

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

2019 – President Donald Trump signs two bills backing Hong Kong protesters, which check the territories autonomy and ban the sale of munitions to Hong Kong police, angering China.

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