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Airplanes and Rockets:
1895: The first automobile race took place
between Chicago and Waukegan, IL, with six cars, and the winner averaged 7 mph on the 55-mile course. 1900: The
American League, consisting of eight baseball teams, was organized in Philadelphia. 1925: The
Grand Ole Opry in Nashville made its radio debut on station WSM. 1923: First
shortwave (109 meters) transatlantic DX established by
radio amateur Léon Deloy (call sign 8 AB) in Nice, France, with F. H. Schnell (1 MO) in Hartford, Connecticut,
USA. 1954: Italian-born Nobel physicist
Enrico Fermi died. 1963: Cape Canaveral was renamed
Cape Kennedy. 1964: The United States launched the space probe
Mariner 4 on a course to Mars.
1994: Norway rejected membership in the
European Union for a second time. 1995: The federal 55 mph
speed limit was eliminated by Bill Clinton.
2000: The eighth tar drop fell in the University of Queensland
pitch drop experiment. 2010:
Samuel T. Cohen, designer of the neutron bomb, died.