Today In History...

In 1824 The presidential election is turned over to the U.S. House of Representatives when a deadlock occurs. John Quincy Adams is declared the winner. In 1903 The first Christmas Club payment is made, to the Carlisle Trust Company Company in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. In 1913 The first drive-in gasoline station opens in Pittsburgh, PA. In 1918 Iceland becomes an independent state under the Danish crown. In 1919 Lady Astor is sworn in as the first female member of British Parliament. In 1929 Bingo is invented by Edwin S. Lowe. In 1934 Sergi M. Kirov, a collaborator of Josef Stalin, is assassinated at the Leningrad party headquarters. In 1939 Rudolph, the Red Nosed Reindeer makes his first appearance in a Montgomery Ward advertising brochure. In 1942 During World War II, nationwide gasoline rationing goes into effect in the United States. In 1943 President Franklin D. Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Soviet leader Josef Stalin conclude their Tehran conference during

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In 1743 German chemist, Martin Klaproth (discovered uranium) In 1761 Madame Marie Tussaud (created wax museum) In 1872 General Electric president, Gerard Swope (1922-39, 1942-44) In 1886 Mystery writer, Rex Stout (Nero Wolf) In 1896 Songwriter, Ray Henderson (DeSylva, Brown & Henderson) In 1897 Actor, Cyril Ritchard (Captain Hook-Broadway's Peter Pan) In 1899 Robert Welch, founded the John Birch Society In 1910 English ballerina, Alicia Markova [d: 12-2-04] In 1911 Baseball Hall-of-Famer, Walter Alston (Dodgers) [d: 10-1-84] In 1912 Architect, Minoru Yamasaki (World Trade Center) [d: 2-6-86] In 1913 Actress/singer, Mary Martin (Peter Pan) [d: 11-3-90] In 1920 Actress/writer, Mary K. Wells (Edge of Night) [d: 8-14-00] In 1921 Actor, Ralph Manza (Jay Drury-Banacek, Bud-Newhart) [d: 1-31-00] In 1922 Actor, Paul Picerni (Agent Lee Hobson-The Untouchables) [d: 1-12-11] In 1923 Actor, Dick Shawn (Producers, Maid To Order, Angel) [d: 4-17-87] In 1923 Former CIA Director, Stansfield Tu


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In 1911 "Down By The Old Mill Stream" by Author Clough & Brunswick Quartet is #1 on the charts. In 1949 Tap dancing great Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, the inspiration for the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's "Mr. Bojangles," dies at age 71. In 1954 Miles Davis begins his first recording session. In 1957 Gene Vincent & the Blue Caps appear on the "Ed Sullivan Show." In 1957 "Oh, Boy!" by Buddy Holly and "Great Balls Of Fire" by Jerry Lee Lewis both enter the U.S. top 40 chart. In 1961 The Everly Brothers are inducted into the U.S. Marine CorpsReserve, reporting to Camp Pendleton for duty. In 1964 Manfred Mann and the Everly Brothers appear on TV's "Shindig." In 1964 The Zombies record "Tell Her No." In 1965 Harrods in London opens after hours to allow the Beatles to shop for Christmas. In 1966 The Jimi Hendrix Experience makes its London performing debut at the Bag O' Nails Club. In 1967 "Ince

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In 1758 In the French and Indian Wars, the British capture Fort Duquesne at what is now Pittsburgh. In 1783 The British evacuate New York, their last military position in the U.S. during the Revolutionary War. In 1884 John B. Meyenberg of St. Louis, Missouri, patents evaporated milk. In 1885 U.S. Vice President Thomas A. Hendricks dies at age 66, eight months after taking office. In 1920 WTAW in College Station, TX, broadcasts the first play-by-play description of a football game, between the University of Texas and Texas A&M. In 1922 The entrance of King Tut's tomb is discovered. In 1933 The first Soviet liquid rocket attains an altitude of 261 feet. In 1944 Baseball Commissioner Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis dies at age 78. In 1952 Agatha Christie's "Mouse Trap" opens in London. In 1957 President Dwight D. Eisenhower suffers a slight stroke. In 1960 The first atomic reactor for research and development is operational in Richland, Washington. In 1963 The body of