03/03/2024
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1859 – 1st passenger train service to Peekskill, New York (New Haven Railroad)

1879 – National League baseball owners meeting in Buffalo adopt reserve clause, giving each team exclusive rights to their players.

1907 – Construction begins on Washington National Cathedral.

1911 – Yanks steal 15 bases & get 13 walks, beating Browns 16-12; with a major league record 6 stolen bases in 1 inning.

1916 – American oil tycoon John D. Rockefeller becomes the world’s first billionaire.

1920 – Joseph Horne Company in Pittsburgh sells radios for $10.

1927 – Telephone service begins between US & Mexico.

1930 – NYC College offers 1st course in radio advertising.

1940 – “Double or Nothing”, a radio quiz show, 1st heard on Mutual Radio Show.

1947 – Dizzy Gillespie presented his 1st Carnegie Hall concert in NY.

1950 – Telephone answering machine created by Bell Laboratories.

1953 – Milton Berle Show premieres.

1953 – US government gives France $385 million for combat in Indo-China.

1962 – JFK authorized use of federal troops to integrate University of Mississippi.

1966 – The Chevrolet Camaro, originally named Panther, is introduced.

1967 – Gladys Knight & Pips release “I Heard it Through the Grapevine.”

1982 – Cyanide laced Tylenol capsules kills 7 in Chicago.

1990 – Washington National Cathedral construction is completed after 83 years.

1996 – Nintendo 64 video game system debuts in USA (3 months after Japan)

2008 – Dow Jones Industrial Average falls 777.68 points, its largest single-day point loss, following the bankruptcies of Lehman Brothers and Washington Mutual.

2017 – Mysterious sonic attacks on US diplomats prompt US to warn citizens not to travel to Cuba and pull some embassy staff.

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