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1931

Empire State Building is officially dedicated

On this day in 1931, President Herbert Hoover officially dedicates New York City's Empire State Building, pressing a button from the White House that turned on the building's lights. Hoover's gesture, of course, was symbolic; while the president remained in Washington, D.C., someone else flicked the switches in New York. The idea for the Empire State Building is said to have been born of a comp... Read more >

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1751

First news report of cricket match between US and UK

They’d Never Know The Beauty of the Duckworth-Lewis Method

Attempts to impose British or ‘proper’ sports on our American cousins have, so far, been met with mixed results. Football (or, as they delightfully refer to it ‘soccering’) has started to take after a plethora of attempts. A recent rugby match between the USA and New Zealand sold out a 60,000 seat stadi... Read more >