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1904 – Woman arrested for smoking a cigarette in a car on 5th Avenue, NYC.

1919 – Fastest major league game (51 minutes), Giants beat Phillies, 6-1.

1924 – 2 US Army planes end around the world flight, Seattle to Seattle, 57 stops.

1934 – “Judge Priest” film directed by John Ford, starring Will Rogers is released.

1940 – Michigan’s Tom Harmon runs 72, 86 & 94 yard touchdowns.

1941 – Ted Williams ended the baseball season with .406 batting average.

1949 – “My Friend Irma” premieres, 1st of 16 films starring Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis.

1953 – “Bob & Ray” TV Variety last aired on NBC.

1955 – WITN TV Channel 7 in Washington, NC (NBC) begins broadcasting.

1956 – RCA Records report Elvis Presley sold over 10 million records.

1962 – The last airing of “The Tonight Show” prior to Johnny Carson becoming host air on NBC-TV.

1971 – NY Times reports growing interest of white youth in black gospel music.

1979 – Larry Holmes beats Earnie Shavers by TKO in 11th round in Las Vegas for WBC heavyweight boxing title.

1987 – “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” starring Patrick Stewart debuts on syndicated TV.

1988 – LA Dodger Orel Hershiser breaks former Dodger Don Drysdale’s record by pitching 59 consecutive scoreless innings.

1997 – Newscaster David Brinkley, 74, retires after 54 years in broadcasting.

2008 – SpaceX launches the first ever private spacecraft, the Falcon 1 into orbit.

2015 – NASA scientists announce the discovery of flowing water on Mars.

2016 – Hurricane Mathew forms near the Windward Islands, will go on to kill over 1,000 in Haiti, the Caribean and the US.

2021 – James Bond film “No Time to Die”, the last starring Daniel Craig, premieres after 18 months delay due to the pandemic.