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Tuesday, January 18, 2022.

World events on this day in the Menzies Era
  • 1949 - "They Stand Accused" courtroom drama premieres on CBS (later DuMont)
  • 1949 - 1st US Congressional standing committee headed by Negro (W Dawson)
  • 1949 - South African Rev Andries P Treurnicht marries Engela Dreyer
  • 1950 - Christopher Fry's "Venus Observed," premieres in London
  • 1950 - Indians pitcher Bob Feller, after 15-14 season, takes $20,000 salary cut to $45,000, pay cut is Feller's own suggestion
  • 1951 - 1st use of lie detector in Netherlands
  • 1951 - Hermann Flake sentenced to death due to "hate campaign against GDR"
  • 1951 - NFL rules tackles, guards & centers ineligible for forward pass
  • 1951 - NFL takes control of failing Baltimore Colts
  • 1953 - Louise Suggs wins LPGA Tampa Golf Open
  • 1954 - Fanfani forms Italian govt
  • 1956 - German DR forms own army (National People's Army)
  • 1957 - 3 B-52's set record for around-the-world flight, 45 hr 19 min
  • 1958 - 1st black in NHL (William O'Ree, Boston Bruins)
  • 1959 - Ruth Jessen wins LPGA Tampa Golf Open
  • 1960 - US & Japan sign joint defense treaty
  • 1961 - Zanzibar's Afro-Shirazi party wins 1 seat by a single vote & parliament by a single seat
  • 1962 - Southern University closed due to demonstrations
  • 1962 - US begins spraying foliage in Vietnam to reveal Viet Cong guerrillas
  • 1962 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1963 - Reinier Paping wins Dutch 11-Cities Skating Race (10:59)
  • 1964 - Beatles 1st appear on Billboard Chart (I Want to Hold Your Hand-#35)
  • 1964 - Plans for World Trade Center announced (NYC)
  • 1965 - H L de Vries appointed Dutch governor of Suriname
  • 1966 - Robert C Weaver, confirmed as 1st black cabinet member (HUD)
  • 1967 - 20th NHL All-Star Game: Montreal beat All-Stars 3-0 at Montreal
  • 1967 - Albert DeSalvo (Boston Strangler) sentenced to life in prison
  • 1967 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1967 - Yellowknife replaces Ottawa as capital of NW Territories, Canada
  • 1968 - "Happy Time" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 286 performances
  • 1968 - Hester & Appolinar's musical "Your Own Thing," premieres in NYC
  • 1968 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1969 - Expanded 4 party Vietnam peace talks began in Paris
  • 1970 - Hasse B”rjes skates world record 500m in 38.9 sec
  • 1970 - NFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 16-13
  • 1971 - Ivan Koloff beats Bruno Sammartino in NY, to become WWF champ