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This Day In History

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  • 1st book published Johann Guttenberg's Bible
  • Robinson Crusoe is shipwrecked (according to Defoe)
  • siege of Yorktown begins
  • William Morris 1st tooth extraction under anesthetics Charlestown
  • 1st immigrants from Portugal arrive in Hawaii
  • Henry Draper takes that 1st photograph of the Orion Nebula
  • City of NY established
  • Giants lose ending 26 straight winning streak
  • Yanks clinch pennant #2
  • Babe Ruth hits 60th HR setting the record off Tom Zachary
  • FDR dedicates Boulder Dam (Hoover Dam)
  • Ruth's final game as a Yankee he went 0 for 3
  • Porgy & Bess premiers in Boston
  • Munich Agreement-forced Czechoslovakia to give territory to Germany
  • 1st manned rocket flight (by auto maker Fritz von Opel)
  • 1st televised College football game - Fordham vs Waynesburg
  • Calais reoccupied by Allies
  • Hank Greenberg's final day HR wins the pennent for the Tigers
  • Yanks beat Dodgers 5-3-largest WS crowd 73 365-1st WS televised
  • Flintstones premiers
  • On Howdy Doody's last show Clarabelle finally talks "Goodbye Kids"
  • Botswana gains independence from Britain (National Day)
  • Palace of Fine Arts reopens (1st time during 1915 exposition)
  • USSR's Kosmos 186 & 188 complete the 1st automatic docking
  • Last Wash Senator home game Yanks win carreer 5th forfeit Yanks trailing 4-2 in the 9th with 2 outs fans rush the field
  • Yanks close 50th year at Yankee Stadium losing 8-5
  • Tuvalu (Ellice Islands) gains independence from Britain
  • Don Mattingly wins AL batting crown with .343 average


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