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- 1890 - Navy defeated Army by a score of 24-0 in the first Army-Navy football game. The game was played at West Point, NY.
- 1892 - A patent was issued to Almon Brown Strowger for the rotary dial.
- 1929 - The first airplane flight over the South Pole was made by U.S. Navy Lt. Comdr. Richard E. Byrd.
- 1947 - The U.N. General Assembly passed a resolution that called for the division of Palestine between Arabs and Jews.
- 1961 - The Mercury-Atlas 5 spacecraft was launched by the U.S. with Enos the chimp on board. The craft orbited the earth twice before landing off Puerto Rico.
- 1975 - Bill Gates adopted the name Microsoft for the company he and Paul Allen had formed to write the BASIC computer language for the Altair.
- 1981 - Actress Natalie Wood drowned in a boating accident off Santa Catalina Island, CA, at the age 43.