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  • Columbus discovers Cuba
  • Harvard College 1st US college founded.
  • Battle of White Plains; Washington retreats to NJ
  • NY gives up claims to Vermont in exchange for $30 000.
  • Eli Whitney applies for patent for the cotton gin.
  • Pres Grover Cleveland dedicates the Statue of Liberty.
  • St Louis Police try a new investigation method - fingerprints
  • Czechoslovakia declares independence from Austria.
  • Volstead Act passed by Congress starting Prohibition
  • Benito Mussolini takes control of Italy's government.
  • 1st coast-to-coast radio broadcast of a football game.
  • 1st child born in aircraft Miami Fl
  • German rocket engineers begin work in USSR
  • Flag of Israel is adopted
  • Bud Grant of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers intercepts 5 passes (record).
  • Krushchev orders withdrawal of Cuban missiles
  • Pope Paul VI proclaims Jews not collectively guilty for crucifixion.
  • Gateway Arch (190 meters high) completed in St. Louis Missouri.
  • The Gateway Arch (630 feet high) completed in St Louis Missouri
  • US/USSR signed an agreement to discuss joint space efforts
  • England becomes 6th nation to have a satellite (Prospero) in orbit.
  • Elmore Smith of the Lakers blocks 17 shots in a game (NBA record).
  • 1st time 2 Islanders hat trick in same game - MacMillian & Westfall
  • Billy Martin named A.L. Manager of the Year (NY Yankees)
  • TV's Rhoda gets married
  • Dick Howser (Best Yank mngr win-lost pct 636) replaces Billy Martin

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