1177 Battle of Montgisard: Baldwin IV of Jerusalem defeats Saladin and a larger Ayyubid force
1783 Britain evacuates New York city, its last military position in the United States
1839 Cyclone slams south eastern India with high winds and a 40 foot storm surge, destroying city of Coringa. Storm waves sweep inland, destroying 20,000 ships and killing an estimated 300,000 people.
1905 Telimco makes the 1st ever advertisement for a radio set, by advertising a $8.50 set in the “Scientific American” which claimed to receive signals for up to one mile
1986 Iran-Contra affair erupts, President Reagan reveals secret arms deal
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1947 The 1st systematic Hollywood blacklist is instituted, denying employment to American entertainment professionals due to alleged Communist ties or sympathies
2013 Disney release “Frozen: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack” (Grammy Award for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media 2015, 2014 Billboard Album of the Year)
Today In Sport
1979 Pat Summerall and John Madden broadcast a game together for the first time, a pairing that lasts 22 years and becomes one of the most well-known partnerships in TV sportscasting history
2005 Polish Minister of National Defence Radek Sikorski opens Warsaw Pact archives to historians showing maps of possible nuclear strikes against Western Europe, including the nuclear annihilation of 43 Polish cities by Soviet-controlled forces.
1715 First English patent granted to an American, for processing corn
1795 US President William Henry Harrison (22) weds Anna Symmes (20) in North Bend, Ohio
1908 Vaudeville performer Will Rogers (29) weds Betty Blake
1913 28th US President Woodrow Wilson’s daughter Jessie marries in The White House