01/29/2023
This Day In History
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This Day In History1835 – P T Barnum & his circus begin 1st tour of US.

1857 – James Gibbs of Virginia, patents the chain-stitch single-thread sewing machine.

1875 – Alexander Graham Bell makes first sound transmission.

1886 – Grover Cleveland is 1st to wed during presidency (Frances Folsom)

1896 – Guglielmo Marconi applies to patent the radio, accepted 2 July 1897.

1919 – Pulitzer prize awarded to Carl Sandburg (Cornhuskers)

1928 – Velveeta Cheese created by Kraft.

1933 – FDR authorizes 1st swimming pool built inside the White House.

1935 – Babe Ruth, 40, announces his retirement as a player.

1942 – Red Sox star Ted Williams enlists as a US Navy aviator.

1957 – US TV interviews Nikita Khrushchev.

1962 – 61st Men’s French Championships: Rod Laver beats Roy Emerson (3-6,2-6,6-3,9-7,6-2)

1977 – NJ allows casino gambling in Atlantic City.

1979 – Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley signs first homosexual rights bill.

1987 – Mariners draft Ken Griffey, Jr. #1.

1985 – RJ Reynolds Company proposed a merger with Nabisco.

1992 – Former NFL NY Giant Coach Bill Parcells undergoes open heart surgery.

1994 – Indonesian censors ban Steven Spielberg’s “Schindler’s List”

1997 – Timothy McVeigh found guilty of 1995 Oklahoma City bombing, killing 168.

1998 – The CIH computer virus is discovered in Taiwan.