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1854 – The watch company founded in 1850 in Roxbury by Aaron Lufkin Dennison relocates to Waltham, Massachusetts, to become the Waltham Watch Company, a pioneer in the American system of Watch Manufacturing.

1868 – “Little Women” by Louisa May Alcott is published in America by Roberts Brothers of Boston.

1888 – National Geographic magazine publishes for the 1st time.

1903 – First Baseball World Series game ever played; Pittsburgh Pirates beat Boston Americans 7-3 at Huntington Avenue; Jimmy Sebring hits first home run; Deacon Phillippe is winning pitcher and Cy Young the loser.

1907 – A downturn in the stock market leads to a run on the dollar; US President Theodore Roosevelt will be forced to call on financier J.P. Morgan to help manage the financial crises.

1908 – Henry Ford introduces the Model T car (costs $825).

1921 – PGA Championship Men’s Golf, Inwood CC: Walter Hagen beats former champion Jim Barnes of England 3 & 2; Hagan’s third major title.

1931 – The second (and current) Waldorf-Astoria Hotel is opened in New York.

1937 – Pullman Co formally recognizes Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters.

1942 – Little Golden Books (children’s books) begins publishing.

1948 – California Supreme Court voids state statue banning interracial marriages.

1955 – “Honeymooners” premieres.

1957 – First appearance of “In God We Trust” on U.S. paper currency.

1961 – NY Yankees right-fielder Roger Maris becomes MLB’s all-time home run leader when he passes Babe Ruth’s mark with No. 61 off Boston rookie Tracy Stafford in 1-0 win at Yankee Stadium.

1964 – WWAY TV channel 3 in Wilmington, NC (ABC) begins broadcasting.

1981 – US’s largest private investment bank Salomon Brothers sold to commodities trader Phibro Corporation for $483 million.

1992 – Ross Perot re-enters US presidential race.

1997 – Carolina Hurricanes lose franchise’s debut NHL game, 4-2 v Tampa Bay Lighting at the Ice Palace, Tampa, Florida.

2015 – A gunman kills 8 students and a teacher at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon.

2018 – The United States, Mexico and Canada agree to a new trade deal to replace NAFTA.