1959 - The first Grammy Awards are announced.
1923 - The first nonstop transcontinental flight (New York-San Diego) completed
1921 - West Virginia imposes first state sales tax
1837 - The University of Athens is founded. It is oldest university in eastern Mediterranean.
1765 - The first US medical college opens in Philadelphia.
This Day In Business
1973 - The Sears Tower is completed in Chicago, at 1,451 feet, it becomes the world's largest building.
1991 - The show "Dallas" on CBS has its final episode after running for 13 seasons.
1802 - The current Capital of the U.S., Washington DC, is incorporated.
1936 - Joe DiMaggio makes his major league debut against St. Louis w/ 3 hits and 3 runs scored.
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