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This Day In History

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Todays Birthdays

  • Magellan begins crossing Pacific Ocean
  • Olympia established as capital of Washington Territory
  • America's auto race starts; 6 cars 55 miles winner avg 7 MPH
  • Albania declares independence from Turkey
  • Adm RE Byrd makes 1st South Pole flight
  • Ernie Nevers scores 40 points for Cardinals vs Bears (NFL record)
  • Roosevelt Churchill & Stalin met at Tehran
  • Mauritania gains independence from France (Natl Day)
  • Mariner 4 launched; 1st probe to fly by Mars
  • Bowie Kuhn suspends George Steinbrenner for 2 years
  • Rosalind Russell dies at age 68
  • 9th Space Shuttle Mission - Columbia 6 is launched
  • Reagan adm exceeds SALT II arms limitations for 1st time


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