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This Day In History

This Day In History

1786 – Earliest 32 degree F recorded temperature in NYC.

1846 – Dr. William Thomas Green Morton 1st public use of ether.

1878 – Edison Electric Light Company incorporated.

1914 – ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers) founded.

1924 – US President Calvin Coolidge declares Statue of Liberty a national monument.

1937 – Ernest Hemingway novel “To Have & Have Not” published.

1939 – LaGuardia Airport opens in NYC.

1946 – Smallest World Series share since 1918 (Cards $3,748, Red Sox $2,140)

1949 – Billy Graham begins his ministry.

1951 – “I Love Lucy”, starring Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, debuts on CBS.

1954 – Hurricane Hazel makes landfall in the US in North Carolina as a category 4 hurricane, 195 die in US and Canada.

1966 – LBJ signs a bill creating US Department of Transportation.

1969 – 3rd Country Music Association Awards: Johnny Cash & Tammy Wynette wins.

1977 – Debbie Boone’s “You Light Up My Life” goes #1 & stays #1 for 10 weeks.

1979 – 1st Monday night NFL game from NYC, Jets beat Vikings 14-7 (Shea Stadium).

1989 – Billy Graham is given 1,900th star on Hollywood Blvd.

1991 – Clarence Thomas is confirmed as Supreme Court Justice (52-48)

1997 – Former US House of Representative Dan Rostenkowski released from custody for mail fraud.

2007 – Fox Business Network (FBN), American financial cable network is launched.

2011 – Legoland Florida (the world’s largest Legoland theme park) opens in Winter Haven, Florida.

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