03/05/2024
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1836 – 16″ of snow falls in Bridgewater, NY.

1892 – US Pledge of Allegiance first recited in public schools during Columbus Day.

1901 – Theodore Roosevelt renames the “Executive Mansion” as “The White House”

1915 – Ford Motor Company under Henry Ford manufactures its 1 millionth automobile at the River Rouge plant in Detroit.

1928 – 1st use of iron lung (Boston’s Children Hospital)

1935 – Cole Porter’s musical “Jubilee” opens at the Imperial Theatre, NYC; runs for 167 performances.

1948 – Casey Stengel takes over as Yankee manager.

1957 – First commercial flight between California & Antarctica.

1960 – JFK & Richard Nixon’s third presidential debate.

1967 – Baseball World Series: Lou Brock steals WS record 7 bases as St. Louis Cardinals beat Boston Red Sox, 7-2 at Fenway Park for a 4-3 win; MVP: Cards pitcher Bob Gibson.

1971 – Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s rock opera “Jesus Christ Superstar”, starring Jeff Fenhaolt and Ben Vereen opens at Mark Hellinger Theatre, NYC: runs for 711 performances.’

1973 – US President Richard Nixon nominates Gerald Ford to replace Spiro Agnew as Vice President.

1977 – US Supreme Court heard arguments in “reverse discrimination” case of Allan Bakke, white student denied admission to University of California Med School.

1987 – 21st Country Music Association Award: Hank Williams, Jr. wins.

1989 – Dallas running back Herschel Walker is traded from Cowboys to Minnesota Vikings for 5 players and 6 future draft picks including future stars Emmitt Smith, Russell Maryland, Kevin Smith and Darren Woodson.

1991 – Statler Brothers Show premieres on TNN.

1999 – The Day of Six Billion: the proclaimed 6 billionth living human in the world is born.

2008 – Anna Kournikova and Andy Roddick defeat Martina Navratilova and Jesse Levine in a match for charity, raising over $400,000 for the Elton John AIDS Foundation and Atlanta AIDS Partnership Fund.

2018 – US air strike in central Somalia kills about 60 al-Shabab militants.

2020 – UK PM Boris Johnson announces a new three-tier system for COVID-19 restrictions as cases surge.

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