This Day In History
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This Day In History1768—First Methodist church in North American colonies initiated (Wesley Chapel, NYC)
1864—Helena, Montana’s capital, founded.
1866—Jesse James gang robs bank in Lexington, Missouri ($2000).
1873—PT Barnum’s circus, “Greatest Show on Earth”, debuts (New York)
1888—John J. Loud patents ballpoint pen.
1894—Daniel Cooper patents time clock.
1900—First-ever US auto show opens on Madison Square Garden in NYC.
1905—George Bernard Shaw’s “Mrs. Warren’s Profession” premieres in NYC.
1938—A radio broadcast of H.G. Wells “The War of the Worlds”, narrated by Orson Welles, allegedly causes a mass panic.
1945—US government announces end of shoe rationing.
1955—7th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Tim Flock wins.
1963—Sandy Koufax wins NL MVP award.
1974—Catfish Hunter is named AL Cy Young Award winner.
1976—Jane Pauley becomes news co-anchor of Today Show.
1985—22nd Space Shuttle Mission (61-A)-Challenger 9-launched.
1994—Thomas Nicely reports bur in Intel’s Pentium-processor on Internet.
2012—Walt Disney purchases Lucasfilm Ltd and its rights for Star Wars and Indiana Jones for $4.05 billion.
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