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Massachusetts village of Shawmut changed its name
1782 The Great
Seal of the United States was used for the first
1810 Mexico gained its independence
Francis Parkman was born.
1838 James J.
Hill, American railroad builder, was born.
abolished slavery in all of its colonies.
An Overland Mail Company coach
carrying both passengers and mail departed from
George Whitney Calhoun named Green Bay's
professional football team the Packers.
The Cherokee Strip Land Rush began.
Amundsen discovered the Magnetic South Pole.
Durant founded General Motors.
American Legion was incorporated by act of
1924 Actress Lauren Bacall was born.
1925 Charles James Haughey, Prime Minister of Ireland, was born.
The Selective Service Act was passed by Congress.
1940 Leo Durocher was
suspended from Ebbetts Field for "inciting a
1941 Mohammad Reza Pahlavi became the Shah of Iran following the
forced abdication of his father.
1945 Operatic tenor John Francis McCormack died.
Cleveland Browns played their first NFL game
(they beat Philadelphia 35-10).
League umpire Frank Dascoli cleared the Dogers
bench, ejecting 15 players.
American League approved the St. Louis Browns
move to become the Baltimore Orioles.
1955 The US Auto
Club (USAC) was formed to oversee four major auto
The Federation of Malaysia was formally inaugurated.
U.S. presidential candidate Richard Nixon appeared on the television show
1974 U.S. President Gerald Ford announced a conditional amnesty for
Vietnam War draft dodgers and deserters.
long-time head basketball coach at the University
of Kansas, died.
Papua New Guinea gained independence from an
Australian-administered UN trusteeship.
The American Episcopal Church approved the
ordination of women priests and bishops.
"Miami Vice" premiered on NBC-TV.
The United States trial of former Panamanian
leader Manuel Noriega began.
U.S. Congresswoman Millicent Fenwick died.
Presidential adviser McGeorge Bundy died.
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