03/02/2024
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1841 – Samuel Slocum patents the stapler.

1898 – City of New York established.

1915 – Red Sox clinch AL pennant by beating Detroit.

1935 – George Gershwin’s “Porgy and Bess” premieres in Boston.

1935 – The Boulder Dam (later the Hoover Dam), astride the border of U.S. states Arizona and Nevada, is dedicated by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

1939 – In the first televised college football game, Fordham beats Waynesburg, 34-7 at Randalls Island, NY.

1945 – Detroit’s future Baseball Hall of Fame first baseman Hank Greenberg smacks an AL pennant-winning grand slam on the final day of the season as the Tigers beat St. Louis Browns, 6-3.

1949 – American chemist Percy L. Julian at the Glidden Company announces an improved method for producing cortisone.

1950 – Radio’s “Grand Ole Opry” is broadcast on TV for 1st time.

1960 – On Howdy Doody’s last show Clarabelle finally talks “Goodbye Kids”

1961 – Bill for Boston Tea Party is paid by Mayor Snyder of Oregon who wrote a check for $196, the total cost of all tea lost.

1968 – 1st Boeing 747 rolls out.

1973 – New York Yankees close 50th year at Yankee Stadium with an 8-5 loss to Detroit Tigers for an 80-82 season record; manager Ralph Houk resigns.

1977 – Due to US budget cuts, the Apollo program’s ALSEP experiment packages left on the Moon are shut down.

1984 – CBS’ premiere of “Murder She Wrote”, starring Angela Landsbury.

1988 – IBM announces shipment of 3 millionth PS/2 personal computer.

1997 – Hooters agrees to pay $2 million in discrimination suits.

2004 – The AIM-54 Phoenix, the primary missile for the F-14 Tomcat, retired from service.  Almost 2 years later, the Tomcat retires.

2012 – Ryder Cup Golf, Medinah CC: Europe retains Cup 14 1/2 -13 1/2; win 8 and tie 1 of the 12 singles matches after trailing 10-6.

2018 – New York Yankees suffer a 10-2 drubbing at the Boston Red Sox but accumulate a MLB record 267 home runs for the season; surpasses Seattle Mariners previous mark of 264 in 1997.

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