06/20/2024
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1884 – Naval War College forms in Newport, Rhode Island.

1893 – Nabisco Foods invents Cream of Wheat.

1908 – Tigers beat White Sox, 7-0 to win AL pennant.

1920 – 1st brothers oppose each other in World Series, Cleveland’s Wheeler Johnston pinch-hits as brother Jimmy plays 3rd base for Brooklyn.

1935 – Market Street Railway, San Francisco, starts using trackless trolley coaches.

1945 – US General Eisenhower welcomed in The Hague (on Hitler’s train)

1946 – US President Harry Truman questions Great Britain Jews about Palestine.

1951 – Joseph Stalin proclaims the Soviet Union has the atomic bomb.

1958 – US nuclear sub USS Seawolf remains a record 60 days under the north pole.

1962 – US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Johnston Island.

1977 – Yankees win AL pennant by rallying for 3 runs in 9th to beat KC Royals 5-3 in 5th and deciding playoff game.

1983 – NY Jets announce they are leaving Shea for Meadowlands.

1987 – “Faith” single released by George Michael (Billboard Song of the Year 1988)

1990 – US 67th manned space mission STS 41 (Discovery ll) launches into orbit.

1996 – Bob Dole and President Bill Clinton meet in their 1st debate.

2001 – UK talent show “Pop Idol” debuts, created by Simon Fuller with judges Simon Cowell & Pete Waterman. Start of a worldwide idol franchise.

2009 – Manhattan Records releases “The List”,the 12th studio album by singer Rosanne Cash, with song selections culled from a list of 100 titles that her father compiled and gave her when she decided to pursue a career in music; the album features guest appearances by Bruce Springsteen, Jeff Tweedy, Elvis Costello and Rufus Wainwright.

2017 – Nobel Peace Prize awarded to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN)

2021 – Carnegie Hall in NYC re-opens after 18 months pandemic shutdown with a concert by The Philadelphia Orchestra, conducted by Yannick Nezel-Sequin.

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