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This Day in History – March 23

This Day In History

1839 – 1st recorded use of “OK” {oll korrect} (Boston’s Morning Post)

1857 – Elisha Otis’ 1st elevator installed (488 Broadway, NYC).

1865 – General Sherman/Cox’ troops reach Goldsboro, NC.

1868 – University of California founded (Oakland, California)

1880 – Flour milling mill patented (John Stevens of Wisconsin)

1896 – The Raines Law is passed by the New York State Legislature, restricting Sunday sale of alcohol to hotels.

1903 – Wright brothers obtain airplane patent.

1912 – Dixie Cup invented.

1922 – 1st airplane lands at the US Capitol in Washington, D.C.

1929 – 1st telephone installed in White House.

1936 – Physician Joseph Hamilton injects a leukemia patient with a sodium radioisotope, the first intravenous injection of a human with a radioisotope.

1940 – 1st radio broadcast of “Truth or consequences” on CBS.

1950 – UN World Meteorological Org established.

1957 – 19th NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship: NC beats Kansas 54-53 (3 OTs).

1962 – Wake Forest coach  “Bones” McKinney becomes 2nd person to play & coach.

1972 – Evel Knievel breaks 93 bones after successfully clearing 35 cars.

1981 – US Supreme Court upholds law making statutory rape a crime only for men.

1987 – Soap “Bold & Beautiful” premieres.

1995 – “How To Succeed in Business…” opens at R. Rodgers NYC for 548 performances.

2013 – The US Senate approves its first budget in four years by a margin of 50-49.

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