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This Day in History for August 14

1862 – Abraham Lincoln receives the first group of African Americans to confer with a US president.

1873 – “Field 7 Stream” begins publishing.

1903 – James J. Jeffries KOs James J. Corbett in 10 for heavyweight boxing title.

1912 – 2,500 US marines invade Nicaragua; US remains until 1925.

1922 – 1st “old time” musicians broadcasted on radio (Jenkins-WSB Atlanta)

1932 – Philips makes 1 millionth radio.

1935 – Social Security Act becomes law.

1936 – Rainey Bethea is hanged in Owensboro, Kentucky in the last public execution in the United States.

1937 – Appalachian Trail is formally completed, traversing 2,000 miles and 14 US States, Georgia to Maine.

1947 – Golfer Babe Zaharias gives up amateur status for $300,000.

1959 – American Football League (AFL) organized with NY, Dallas, LA, Minneapolis, Denver & Houston.

1962 – US mail truck in Plymouth, Mass. robbed of more than $1.5 million.

1965 – Beatles tape an appearance for Ed Sullivan Show.

1965 – Sonny & Cher’s “I Got You Babe” hits #1.

1974 – Congress authorizes US citizens to won gold.

1982 – Pete Rose (Phillies) 12,365 at bats sets record (passes Aaron)

1990 – Denver votes for a 1% sales tax to pay for a baseball franchise.

1997 – Convicted Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh formally sentenced to death by Oklahoma Court of Appeals.

2011 – PGA Championship Men’s Golf, Atlanta Athletic Club: Keegan Bradley wins first major title by 1 stroke in 3-hole aggregate playoff with fellow American Jason Dufner.

2017 – US President Donald Trump condemns racist violence at the White House after criticism of this earlier response to Charlottesville violence.

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