2014 – The United States and Cuba re-establish diplomatic relations after severing them 55 years ago. 2003 – SpaceShipOne, piloted by Brian Binnie, makes its first powered and first supersonic flight. 1989 – The Simpsons, America’s longest-running sitcom, debuts on FOX television. 1987 – Final Fantasy is released in Japan on the Famicon, marking the start of the Final Fantasy series and saving Square from bankruptcy. 1972 – WGVC, which is now WUCX, TV channel 35 in Grand Rapids, Michigan – part of PBS – airs its first broadcast. 1971 – The 7th James Bond film, Diamonds are Forever, the last starring Sean Conner, is first released in West Germany. 1969 – The United States Air Force closes its study of UFOs, called Project Blue Book. 1967 – WEDW TV channel 49 in Bridgeport, Connecticut (PBS) begins broadcasting. 1957 – The last episode of The Nat King Cole Show airs on NBC due to lack of corporate sponsorship. Advertisers would not support a show starring an African American, at that time, in America. 1954 – WEAU TV channel 13 in Eau Claire, WI (NBC) begins broadcasting 1951 – The American Civil Rights Congress delivers “We Charge Genocide: The Crime of Government Against the Negro People” to the United Nations. The paper accuses the United States government of genocide based on the UN Genocide Convention. 1947 – WEWS TV channel 5 in Cleveland, Ohio (ABC) begins broadcasting 1943 – Chinese immigrants are again permitted to become citizens of the United States with the repealing of the Act of 1882 and the introduction of the Magnuson Act. 1919 – Uruguay becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty. 1896 – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania’s Schenley Park Casino, which was the first multi-purpose arena with the technology to create an artificial ice surface in North America, is destroyed in a fire. 1892 – First issue of Vogue is published 497 BC – The first Saturnalia festival, honoring the deity Saturn, was celebrated in ancient Rome.