This Day in History

Today is Thursday, February 7th, the 38th day of the year.There are 327 days until the end of the year.

On this day:

In 1893, the telautograph machine was patented by Elisha Gray of Highland Park, Illinois.The machine automatically signed autographs to documents.

In 1922, "Readers Digest" went on sale for the first time.

In 1963, the Mona Lisa was unveiled at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art.

In 1964, Beatlemania invaded the United States.Thousands of fans crowded New York's John F. Kennedy Airport to watch as the "Fab Four" arrived in the U.S. for the first time.They later appeared on "The Ed Sullivan Show."

In 1965, boxer Cassius Clay became a Muslim and adopted the name Muhammad Ali.

In 1985, "New York, New York" became the official anthem of New York City.

In 1987, Dennis Conner and the crew of Stars and Stripes won the America's Cup.

In 1994, Michael Jordan signed a contract to play baseball for the Chicago White Sox organization.

In 1999, Jordan's King Hussein died at the age of 63.

In 2000, magician Doug Henning died in Los Angeles at the age of 52.

In 2009, Jennifer Frigge became the first woman to swim across the Atlantic Ocean.

In 2016, the Peyton Manning-led Denver Broncos won Super Bowl 50 at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara.The Broncos became champions for a third time after beating the Carolina Panthers, 24-10.Linebacker Von Miller won the MVP award, after recording two-and-a-half sacks and forcing two fumbles.

In 2016, Seattle Seahawk running back Marshawn Lynch retired from football in the form of a tweet during Super Bowl 50.

In 2018, Oxford Dictionary recognized "hangry" as a real word and added it to the dictionary.

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