03/02/2024
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1850 – US Navy abolishes flogging as punishment.

1892 – 1st night football game played (Mansfield, Pa)

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-world flight, Seattle to Seattle, 57 stops.

1930 – Lou Gehrig’s errorless streak ends at 885 consecutive games.

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

1941 – Ted Williams ended the baseball season with .409 batting average.

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

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

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

1960 – “My Heart Has a Mind of its Own” by Conny Francis hits #1.

1968 – Beatles’ “He Jude” single goes #1 and stays #1 for 9 weeks.

1975 – Bill authorizes admission of women to military academies.

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

1991 – NY Yankees set record of 75 games without a complete pitched game.

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

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

2014 – Ryder Cup Golf, Gleneagles Hotel, Scotland: Europe wins 16 1/2 to 11 1/2 to win Cup for 3rd consecutive time.

2018 – Up to 50 million Facebook accounts hacked due to a code weakness.

2020 – COVID-19 recorded global death toll passes 1 million with over 33 million known cases (John Hopkins)

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