01/28/2023
This Day In History
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1872 – The first Shriners Temple (called Mecca) was established in New York City.

1882 – 1st public appearance of John Philip Sousa’s New Marine Band, at Stillman Music Hall, Plainfield, New Jersey.

1914 – Federal Trade Commission formed to regulate commerce.

1925 – PGA Championship Men’s Golf, Olympic Fields CC: Defending champion Walter Hagan defeats Bill Mehihorn, 6 & 5 in the final, 3rd PGA crown overall, and 7th of his 11 major titles.

1934 – British ocean liner RMS Queen Mary is launched, “wins” Blue Ribbon for fastest passenger crossing of Atlantic, 1936 & 1938; retired in 1967, permanently moored and converted to a hotel in Long Beach, California.

1947 -Happy Chandler announces Ford & Gillette to sponsor World Series.

1950 – Phils pitcher Jim Konstanty makes record 71st appearance of year.

1955 – NY Stock Exchange worst price decline since 1929.

1960 – 1st of 4 TV debates Nixon & Kennedy took place (Chicago)

1961 – Roger Maris hits HR #60 off Jack Fisher, tying Babe Ruth’s record.

1962 – TV comedy series “Beverly Hillbillies” premieres on CBS.

1968 – 1st broadcast of “Hawaii Five O” on CBS-TV.

1978 – NY District Court Judge Constance Baker Motley rules women sportswriters cannot be banned from locker rooms.

1984 – 5,251 turn out to see Phillies play NY Mets at Shea Stadium.

1990 – Motion Picture Association of America creates new NC-17 rating.

1999 – Ryder Cup Golf, The Country Club, Brookline: US wins 14 1/2-13 1/2 after trailing 10-6 going into the singles; win first 6 matches to set up victory; poor American crowd & team behavior heavily criticized.

2014 – World Health Organization estimates that Ebola death toll has reached 3,091 – with Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone hit hardest.

2019 – WHO announces 800,000 children in DR Congo will be vaccinated in nine days in world’s largest measles epidemic that has taken over 3,500 lives.