Today in History -4 January

Important Events

1847 Samuel Colt sells his first revolver pistol to the United States government
1865 New York Stock Exchange opens its 1st permanent headquarters at 10-12 Broad St, near Wall Street in New York City
1959 Luna 1 (Mechta) becomes 1st craft to leave Earth’s gravity
1961 Longest recorded strike ends as the Danish barbers’ assistants end a 33 year strike
2007 The 110th United States Congress convenes and elects Nancy Pelosi as the 1st female Speaker of the House

Jan 4 in Film & TV

1984 “Night Court” starring Harry Anderson premieres on NBC TV

Jan 4 in Music

1936 Billboard magazine publishes its 1st music hit parade

Jan 4 in Sport

1920 1st Black baseball league, National Negro Baseball League, organizes

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