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1892 – Grover Cleveland (D) elected 24th US President.

1904 – Inventor and Manufacturer Harvey Hubbell receives the first U.S. patent for a separable electric attachment plug.

1917 – Telephone Co. runs 1st advertisement for Army operators, receives 7,000 applicants.

1932 – Amidst the Great Depression, Democrat candidate Franklin D. Roosevelt is elected President of the United States, defeating Republican incumbent Herbert Hoover.

1942 – Operation Torch; began as US and British forces under Eisenhower land in French North Africa..

1949 – “All the King’s Men” based on Robert Penn Warren’s Pulitzer winning novel, directed by Robert Rossen and starring Broderick Crawford premieres in New York (Best Picture 1950)

1951 – New York Yankees catcher Yogi Berra wins 1st of his 3 MVP awards.

1956 – Biblical drama film “The Ten Commandments”, directed by Cecil B. DeMiille, starring Charlton Heston and Yul Brynner opens in the US.

1964 – IMF grants Great Britain credit of $1 billion.

1965 – US soap opera “Days of Our Lives” premieres.

1970 – Tom Dempsey of New Orleans Saints kicks NFL record 63 year field goal.

1978 – ABC broadcast “Iran Crisis: American Held Hostage” with Frank Reynolds (forerunner to “Nightline”)

1988 – 900 die as earthquake hits China.

1994 – Republican party nominee Tom Ridge, wins Pennsylvania Gubernatorial election with 45% of the vote.

2002 – Iraq disarmament crises: UN Security Council under Resolution 1441 unanimously approves a resolution on Iraq, forcing Saddam Hussein to disarm or face “serious consequences.”

2014 – Mikhail Gorbachev warns that tensions between America and Russia over Ukraine have put the world on the brink of a new Cold War.

2014 – US President Obama authorizes deployment of 1,500 additional troops to help train and advise Iraqi and Kurdish forces fighting Islamic State militants.

2016 – Republican Donald Trump is elected President of the United States of America, defeating Democrat Hillary Clinton, who received 2.9 million more votes.

2021 – US reopens its borders to vaccinated non US citizens after more than 18 months, lifting restrictions imposed because of COVID-19.