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1892 – Charlie Reilly is first pinch hitter.

1905 – 2″ rain falls in 10 minutes in Taylor, Texas.

1926 – France and US reach accord on repayment of WW I.

1932 – 1st broadcast of “One Man’s Family” on NBC radio, longest-running dramatic serial on US radio (ends 1959)

1940 – 1st radio broadcast of “Young Dr. Malone” on CBS.

1943 – US 34th Division occupies Hill 609, North Tunisia.

1945 – US Army liberates 31,601 people from the Dachau Nazi concentration camp in Germany.

1953 – The first U.S. experimental 3D-TV broadcast showed an episode of Space Patrol on Los Angeles ABC affiliate KECA-TV.

1961 – ABC’s “Wide World of Sports” debuts.

1963 – LPGA Titleholders Championship Women’s Golf, Augusta CC: Marilynn Smith beats Mickey Wright by 1 shot in 18-hole playoff.

1967 – Aretha Franklin releases her single “Respect” (written by Otis Redding); Billboard Song of the Year, 1967.

1974 – President Richard Nixon said he will release edited tapes made in the White House.

1975 – Vietnam War: US begins to evacuate its citizens from Saigon in Operation Frequent Wind in response to advancing North Vietnamese forces, bringing an end to US involvement in the war.

1981 – NFL Draft: South Carolina running back George Rogers first pick by New Orleans Saints.

1990 – Dan Quisenberry (all-time AL save king, 238) announces his retirement.

1991 – “Don’t Rock the Jukebox” single released by Alan Jackson (ASCAP Award Country Song of the Year, 1992; Billboard Song of the Year, 1991)

1992 – Jury acquits Los Angeles Police Department officers on charges of excessive force in the beating of Rodney King; the decision sparks massive riots in the city.

2002 – The United States is re-elected to the United Nations Commission on Human Rights, one year after losing the seat it held for 50 years.

2006 – NFL Draft: North Carolina State defensive end Mario Williams first pick from Houston Texans.

2018 – Animated series “The Simpsons” surpasses 635-episode count of “Gunsmoke”, highest number of episodes of any series on TV.

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