02/22/2024
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This Day In History1778 – The Continental Congress passes the first budget of the United States.

1796 – George Washington’s farewell address as president.

1849 – 1st commercial laundry established, in Oakland, California.

1876 – 1st carpet sweeper patented (Melville Bissell of Grand Rapids, Mich)

1931 – 14th PGA Championship: Tom Creavy at Wannamoisett CC, Rumford, Rhode Island.

1931 – Lefty Grove wins his 30th game of season over White Sox, 2-1.

1947 – Jackie Robinson is named 1947 “Rookie of Year”

1951 – 1st broadcast of “Search of Tomorrow” on CBS-TV.

1952 – “Adventures of Superman” TV series starring George Reeves premieres in syndication in the US.

1952 – The United States bars Charlie Chaplin from re-entering the country after a trip to England.

1960 – Chubby Checker’s “Twist” his #1 on the Billboard Hot 100.

1968 – Denny McLain’s 31st win & Mickey Mantle’s 535th HR.

1970 – “The Mary Tyler Moore” show premieres on CBS.

1973 – Frank Robinson homers in record 32nd major league park (Arlington, Tx)

1981 – Simon & Garfunkel reunite for a NYC Central Park concert.

1982 – Streetcars stop running on Market St., San Francisco after 122 years of service.

1986 – US Federal health officials announce AZT will be available to AIDS patients.

1989 – Appeal court restores American’s Cup to US after NY Supreme Court gave it to NZ (NZ protested US’s use of a catamaran)

2008 – Greg Maddux pitches his 5,000th career inning against the San Francisco Giants.

2017 – US President Donald Trump addresses the United Nations vowing to “totally destroy North Korea” if it threatens the US.

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