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  • St Augustine Fla established
  • Delaware Bay explored by Henry Hudson for the Netherlands
  • William Herschel discovers Enceladus satellite of Saturn
  • Russian novelist Leo Tolstoy was born near Tula.
  • US occupies Midway Islands in the Pacific
  • Mickey Welsh strikesout the 1st 9 men he faces
  • United Parcel Service begins service in Seattle
  • Italy's declares war against Germany during WW I
  • 10 suffragists were arrested as they picketed the White House
  • WEAF in NYC aired the 1st radio commercial. Queensboro Realty Company of Jackson Heights paid $100 for 10 minutes of air time
  • Sen. Thurmond begins 24-hr filibuster against civil rights bill
  • 200 000 demonstrate for equal rights in Washington D.C
  • Martin Luther King Jr I have a dream speech at the Lincoln Memorial
  • Astronauts Cooper & Conrad complete 120 Earth orbits in Gemini 5
  • Police & anti-war demonstrators clash at Chicago's Democratic National Convention - nominated Hubert H. Humphrey for president
  • More than 520 die as a strong earthquake shook central Mexico
  • Soyuz 15 returns to Earth
  • NY Cosmos defeat Seattle Sounders 2-1 at Civic Stadium in Portland Ore. winning their 2nd North American Soccer League championship.
  • Ron Guidry faces just 28 men & beats the Rangers 1-0
  • John Hinckley Jr pleads innocent in attempt to kill Pres Reagan
  • Israeli PM Menachem Begin announces resignation

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