Historical Events for 24th January 2019

1899 – Rubber heel for boots or shoes patented by American Humphrey O’Sullivan
1925 – Sandler follows Branting as premier of Sweden
1936 – Pierre Laval’s second French government falls
1943 – Jewish patients, nurses and doctors incinerated at Auschwitz-Birkenau
1950 – Jackie Robinson signs highest contract ($35,000) in Dodger history
1954 – BPAA All-Star Tournament won by Don Carter
1964 – CBS purchases 1964 and 1965 NFL TV rights for $28.2 million
1969 – Students protest the erection of steel gates around the London School of Economics
1975 – Fastest Earth-bound object, 7200 kph, in vacuum centrifuge, England
2009 – Pope Benedict XVI rescinds the excommunications of four bishops consecrated without papal consent in 1988 by Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre.

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