Historical Events for 17th January 2019

1821 – Mexico permits Moses Austin and 300 US families to settle in Texas, after his death leaves to son Stephen
1949 – “The Goldbergs”, first airs in the US on CBS
1954 – 4th NFL Pro Bowl, Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum: Eastern Conference beats Western Conference, 20-9; MVP: Chuck Bednarik, Philadelphia Eagles, LB
1961 – Eisenhower allegedly orders assassination of Congo’s Patrice Lumumba
1980 – NASA launches Fltsatcom-3
1982 – “Cold Sunday” in the United States would see temperatures fall to their lowest levels in over 100 years in numerous cities
1998 – US President Bill Clinton faces sexual harassment charges from Paula Jones
2001 – President Bill Clinton posthumously raises Meriwether Lewis’ rank from Lieutenant to Captain
2012 – LeBron James becomes youngest player in NBA history to record 20,000 career points during the Miami Heat’s 92-75 victory over Golden State; James, 28 years, 17 days, passes Kobe Bryant, 29 years, 122 days
2017 – Search for missing aircraft MH370 over the Indian Ocean is called off

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