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  • Destructive eruption of Vesuvius
  • SC passes Ordinance of Nullification
  • Patent granted to Joseph Glidden for barbed wire
  • 1st US Presial airplane christened
  • Wilt Chamberlain pulls down 55 rebounds in a game (NBA record)
  • 1st live murder on TV - Jack Ruby shoots Lee Harvey Oswald
  • Apollo 12 returns to Earth
  • D B Cooper parachutes from a Northwest AL 727 with $200 000
  • Kings' Charley Simmer failed on 8th penalty shot against Islanders

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