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This Day In History

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  • BC Battle of Actium; Octavian defeats Antony becomes Emp Augustus
  • BC Phidippides runs 1st marathon seeking aid from Sparta vs. Persia
  • Mayflower sets sail from Plymouth with 102 Pilgrims
  • Great Fire of London starts; destroys St. Paul's Church
  • Last day of Julian calendar in Britain British colonies
  • US Treasury Department established by Congress
  • K L Harding discovers Juno 3rd known asteroid
  • Gas lighting introduced to Hawaii
  • Lord Kitchener retakes Sudan for Britain
  • Rumour starts that Gehrig will be traded to Tigers
  • 1st transatlantic round-trip air flight
  • Vietnam declares independence from France (National Day)
  • V-J Day; formal surrender of Japan aboard USS Missouri
  • Johnny Neun replaces Bill Dickey as Yankee manager
  • Washington-Jackson cable line replaced by bus service
  • Milwaukee Brave's Frank Torre scores 6 runs in 1 game
  • CBS & NBC expand network news from 15 to 30 minutes
  • Billy Martin fired as manager of Tigers
  • Reggie Jackson is 19th player to hit 20 HR in 11 straight years


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