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  • English defeat Scots at Battle of Falkirk.
  • Giuseppe Piazzi discoverer of 1st asteroid dies.
  • Battle of Atlanta; Gen. Sherman defeats Confederate defenders.
  • Yankees purchase infielder Leo Durocher
  • Wiley Post completes 1st round-the-world solo flight.
  • John Dillinger shot & killed in Chicago movie theatre
  • Polish constitution adopted (National Day).
  • 1st US Vice-President to preside over cabinet meeting - R Nixon
  • Venera 8 makes soft landing on Venus.

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