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This Day In History

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Todays Birthdays

  • Fort Ticonderoga NY opened
  • Washington lays cornerstone of Capitol building
  • Chile declares independence from Spain (National Day)
  • NY Times starts publishing at 2 a copy
  • Pacific Stock Exchange opens (as the Local Security Board)
  • the Columbia Broadcasting System goes on the air
  • Even though they lost a double header Yanks clinch pennant #10
  • Wagon Train premiers
  • Get Smart premiers
  • Gemini X is launched
  • US Voyager I takes 1st space photograph of earth & moon together
  • Soyuz 38 carries 2 cosmonauts (1 Cuban) to Salyut 6 space station
  • Joe Kittinger completes 1st solo balloon crossing of Atlantic


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