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1781 – Los Angeles is founded by 44 Spanish speaking mestizos in the Bahia de las Fumas (Bay of Smokes)

1882 – In its 1st large-scale test, Thomas Edison’s light bulb is used to light NY’s Pearl Street Station.

1894 – In NYC, 12,000 tailors went on strike protesting sweat shops.

1918 – US troops land in Archangel, Russia, stay 10 months.

1923 – New York Yankees pitcher ‘Sad Sam’ Jones ho-hits Philadelphia A’s, 2-0.

1936 – “Swing Time”, directed by George Stevens, starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, is released.

1944 – US 1st Army frees Namen.

1951 – NBC extends to become a 61 station coast-to-coast network.

1957 – Ford Motor Co introduces Edsel.

1957 – Governor of Arkansas, Orval Faubus, calls out National Guard to prevent 9 black students from entering Little Rock’s Central High School.

1961 – Carol Burnett-Richard Hayes Show premieres on CBS radio.

1965 – Beatles’ single “Help!” goes #1 & stays #1 for 3 weeks.

1972 – “The Price is Right” – US’s longest running games show debuts on CBS.

1981 – Longest MLB game at Fenway Park ends in 20 innings; Seattle Mariners beat Red Sox, 8-7.

1981 – Newscaster David Brinkley is released by NBC.

1991 – Major League Baseball Statistical Advisory Committee votes to drop asterisk next to Roger Maris’ 1961 home run record of 61 (passing Babe Ruth’s 60) & determine an official no hitter must go at least 9 innings.

1992 – “Scared Silent” is 1st non news program to be seen on 3 networks simultaneously, (CBS, NBC & PBS), about child abuse hosted by Oprah Winfrey.

1998 – Google is formally incorporated by Larry Page and Sergey Brin, two students at Stanford University.

2002 – Before a U.S. Congressional panel, Doris Roberts testifies that age discrimination is prevalent in Hollywood.

2005 – 20 year old Kyle Busch becomes youngest driver to win a NASCAR Cup Series race when he out duels Greg Biffle in the Sony HD 500 at California Speedway.

2006 – Tiger Woods matches the lowest final round of his career (8-under 63) in the Deutsche Bank Championship at Norton, MA to win for the 5th straight time and 7th time this PGA season.

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