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1793 NYC: Noah Webster published New York's first daily newspaper, the 'American Minerva.' A biography of Noah Webster, the dictionary man, is discussed elsewhere on this blog.
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1868 London: Traffic lights were installed outside the Palace of Westminster in London. Like railway signals, they used semaphore arms and were illuminated at night by red and green gas lamps.
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1936 MCG: Australia all out for 58 v England in the Bodyline Ashes Tour. Don Bradman was out for duck (0). A rarity indeed for this Lord of the Bat. Not, however, a golden duck. Those who do not know what MCG means will never understand anyway.
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1979 Geneva: WHO said smallpox had been eradicated by vaccination, not prayer.
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1993 In low earth orbit: Hubble Telescope was repaired and put back into service and it remains in operation.
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