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Friday, January 19, 2018.

World events on this day in the Menzies Era
  • 1950 - Maiden flight by Canada's Avro Canada CF-100 military plane
  • 1952 - NFL takes control of NY Yanks
  • 1952 - PGA approves allowing black participants
  • 1953 - Jesse Owens named Illinois Athletic Commission secretary
  • 1955 - "Millionaire" TV program premieres on CBS
  • 1955 - "Scrabble" debuts on board game market
  • 1955 - 1st presidential news conference filmed for TV (Eisenhower)
  • 1956 - Hoboken dedicates a plaque honoring achievements of Alexander Cartwright in organizing early baseball at Elysian Field
  • 1957 - USSR performs atmospheric nuclear test
  • 1958 - Canadian Football Council renamed Canadian Football League
  • 1960 - Eisenhower & Premier Kishi sign US-Japanese Security pact
  • 1961 - 1st episode for "Dick Van Dyke Show" is filmed
  • 1964 - AFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 27-24
  • 1964 - KFME TV channel 13 in Fargo, ND (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1966 - Indira Gandhi elected India's 3rd prime minister
  • 1966 - Neil Simons, Coleman & Fields' musical "Sweet Charity," premieres
  • 1966 - Tippetts cantate "Vision of St Augustine," premieres in London
  • 1967 - Herr Karl Tausch writes shortest will "Vse Zene" (All to wife)
  • 1968 - WKBF TV channel 61 in Cleveland, OH (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 1969 - AFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 38-25
  • 1969 - Joanne Carner wins LPGA Burdine's Golf Invitational
  • 1969 - NFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 10-7
  • 1970 - Dutch bishops says he is in favor of married priest
  • 1970 - Nixon nominates G Harold Carswell to Supreme Court (fails)
  • 1970 - UCLA fires Angela Davis for being a communist
  • 1971 - "No, No Nanette" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 861 performances
  • 1971 - 24th NHL All-Star Game: West beat East 2-1 at Boston
  • 1971 - Beatles' "Helter Skelter" is played at Charles Manson trial
  • 1971 - NHL Writers' Assn renamed Professional Hockey Writers' Assn
  • 1972 - Sandy Koufax, Yogi Berra, & Early Wynn elected to Hall of Fame