Historical Events for 8th March 2022

1855 – 1st train crosses 1st US railway suspension bridge, Niagara Falls
1930 – Baseball slugger Babe Ruth signs 2-year contract for a then huge $160,000 with NY Yankees; GM Ed Barrow, wrongly predicts “No one will ever be paid more than Ruth”
1943 – US Ladies’ Figure Skating championship won by Gretchen Merrill
1951 – Intl Table Tennis Federation bans Egypt (for refusing to play Israel)
1970 – WTCI TV channel 45 in Chattanooga, TN (PBS) begins broadcasting
1979 – China withdraws invasion troops from Vietnam
1980 – 6th People’s Choice Awards: Burt Reynolds and Jane Fonda win (Motion Picture) and Alan Alda and Carol Burnett win (TV)
1987 – “A Team” last aired on NBC-TV after 4 years
1999 – The Supreme Court of the United States upholds the murder convictions of Timothy McVeigh for the Oklahoma City bombing.
2012 – Greece secures debt-restructuring deal with private lenders

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