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1776 – American Revolutionary War: word of the United States Declaration of Independence reaches London.

1833 – Chicago incorporates as a village of about 200.

1846 – US Act of Congress passes establishing the Smithsonian Institution, now world’s largest museum and research complex.

1869 – O.B. Brown patents moving picture projector.

1921 – FDR stricken with polio at summer home on Canadian Island of Campobello.

1941 – FDR & Churchill’s 2nd meeting at Placentia, Newfoundland.

1943 – US General George Patton calls injured soldier “cowardly”.

1949 – US National Military Establishment renamed Department of Defense.

1956 – 23rd NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Cleveland 26, All-Stars 0 (75,000)

1960 – Discoverer 13 launched into orbit; returned 1st object from space.

1966 – NASA launches Lunar orbiter 1 to the Moon to photograph the lunar surface.

1971 – Twins’ Harmon Killebrew is 10th to amass 500 HRs, & adds his 501st.

1975 – David Frost purchases exclusive rights to interview Nixon.

1977 – Postal employee David Berkowitz arrested in Yonkers, NY, accused of being “Son of Sam” 44 caliber killer.

1981 – Coca-Cola Bottling Co. agrees to pump $34 million into black business.

1981 – Richard Nixon Museum in San Clemente closes.

1996 – Bob Dole picks Jack Kemp as his Republican VP running mate.

2017 – US President Donald Trump declares opioid addiction a national emergency.

2018 – Landmark case against weed killer Roundup, San Francisco court awards groundsman Dewayne Johnson $289 million against Monsanto for giving him terminal cancer.

2018 – Omarosa Manigault Newman, former aid to US President Donald Trump, releases taped recordings of her firing from the White House.

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