The Winter Olympics are born, the Battle of the Bulge comes to an end, Charles Manson is found guilty, the Iran hostages arrive home, and Egypt begins rising up, all on this day.
1949: The first Emmy Awards are presented at the Hollywood Athletic Club. The first awards solely honored shows produced and aired locally in the Los Angeles area, but in the 1950s the Emmys expanded into a national event, presenting the awards to shows broadcast nationwide.
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