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1773: American Revolutionary War: The United Kingdom’s East India company tea ships’ cargo are burned at Annapolis, Maryland.

1834 – First African-American granted a US patent, Henry Blair, for a corn planter.

1884 – George Eastman patents paper strip photographic film.

1906 – Baseball World Series: In all-Chicago series, White Sox beat Cubs, 8-3 at South Side Park to win title, 4 games to 2, first AL victory..

1916 – 1st PGA Championship Men’s Golf, Siwanoy CC: Bronxville, NY: Englishman Jim Barnes defeats Jack Hutchison by 1 hole in the 36 hole final.

1922 – 1st Thom McAn shoe store opens on Third Avenue, NYC.

1930 – George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin’s musical “Girl Crazy” starring Ginger Rogers and featuring debut of Ethel Merman, opens at the Alvin Theater, NYC; runs for 272 performances.

1943 – US 8th Air Force loses 60 B-17s during assault on Schweinfurt.

1951 – Detroit Lion Jack Christiansen returns 2 punts for touchdowns vsl LA Rams.

1957 – Everly Brothers’ single “Wake Up Little Susie” reaches #1.

1963 – WGHP TV channel 8 in Greensboro-High Point, NC (ABC) begins.

1964 – Martin Luther King, Jr. announced as winner of the Nobel Peace Prize.

1966 – 175 US airplanes bomb North Vietnam.

1976 – Nobel Prize in Economics awarded to American economist Milton Friedman.

1980 – Presidential nominee Ronald Reagan promises to name a woman to the US Supreme Court.

1990 – San Francisco 49ers Joe Montana passes for 6 touchdowns vs Atlanta (45-35)

1996 – Dow Jones closes over 6,000 for 1st time (6,010)

2007 – “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” featuring Kim, Khole, and Kourtney Dardashian premieres on the E! cable network in the US.

2017 – Producer Harvey Weinstein is expelled by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences after historical revelations of sexual harassment and rape.

2020 – NFL cancels Pro Bowl game scheduled for 31 January, 2021 due to Covid-19 pandemic.