07/23/2024
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1789 – 1st loan is made to pay salaries of the president and Congress.

1851 – New York Times starts publishing (2 cents a copy)

1909 – Largest paid baseball attendance (35,409), Philadelphia A’s beat Tigers 2-0 in Detroit.

1919 – Hurricane tides 16 feet above normal drowns 280 people along Gulf Coast.

1927 – The Columbia Broadcasting System goes on the air with 18 stations (and WOR as New York City affiliate)

1938 – Chicago Bears beat Green Bay Packers 2-0.

1946 – Joe Louis knocks out Tami Maurielio in first round for heavyweight boxing title.

1947 – The Central Intelligence Agency officially comes into existence after being established by President Harry Truman in July.

1951 – “A Streetcar Named Desire”, film directed by Ella Kazen based on Tennessee Williams’ 1947 play of the same name, starring Marlon Brando and Vivien Keigh, premieres at the Warner Theater in New York City.

1957 – Western TV drama “Wagon Train” premieres.

1965 – Mickey Mantle Day at Yankee Stadium: Mantle plays in his 2,000th game.

1977 – Voyager I takes 1st space photograph of Earth and Moon together.

1987 – Film thriller “Fatal Attraction” directed by Adrian Lyn, starring Michael Douglas and Glenn Close, is released.

1990 – Atlanta is chosen to host the 1996 (centennial) Summer Olympics.

1991 – Space Shuttle STS 48 (Discovery 14) lands.

1997 – Seve Balesteros and Nick Faldo elected to World Golf Hall of Fame.

2001 – First mailing of anthrax letters from Trenton, New Jersey in the 2001 anthrax attacks.

2009 – The 72-year run of the soap opera “The Guiding Light” ends as its final episode is broadcast.

2018 – China announces new $60 billion tariffs on US imports, a day after the United States imposes $200 billion worth of new tariffs on Chinese goods.

2021 – US authorities begin moving, to repatriate, more than 10,000 mostly Haitian migrants living under a bridge in Del Rio, Texas.

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