In 1800, the United States Senate met in Washington, DC, for the first time, in the yet unfinished Capitol building. In 1869, the Suez Canal was officially opened. In 1962, President John F. Kennedy dedicated Dulles International Airport in Washington, DC. In 1978, The Star Wars Holiday Special aired on CBS to extremely negative reviews.
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In 1968, with about a minute left on the clock and the New York Jets leading the Oakland Raiders, 32-29, NBC switched to a scheduled broadcast of Heidi. Oakland then scored two touchdowns in nine seconds, winning 43-32, as thousands of deprived fans called NBC to complain about the game broadcast ending early.
Congress passed the Heights of Building Act in 1899, stating that no building in Washington, DC, could be built taller than the Capitol. The rule was amended in 1910, allowing buildings to be as tall as the width of the adjacent street plus 20 feet.
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