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This Day In History1841 – John Hampton patents venetian blind.

1864 – Battle of Globe Tavern, Virginia, ends after 2500 casualties.

1878 – American Bar Association organizes at Sarasota, NY.

1887 – Mighty (Dan) Casey struck-out in a game with NY Giants.

1897 – Oldsmobile begins operation as a General Motors division.

1914 – 20th US Golf Open: Walter Hagen shoots a 290 at Midlothian CC, Ill.

1929 – Chicago Cardinals become 1st pro football team to train out of town.

1932 – Wes Ferrell is 1st to win 20 games in each of his 1st 4 seasons.

1948 – US President Harry Truman ends Lend-Lease program.

1953 – Baseball player reps Ralph Kiner (NL) & Allie Reynolds (AL) hire John Norman Lewis at $15,000 to give legal advice to players in negotiation.

1959 – Hawaii becomes the 50th US State.

1965 – Gemini 5 launched into Earth orbit (2 astronauts).

1967 – Ken Harrelson becomes baseball’s 1st free agent.

1975 – US lightens trade embargo against Cuba.

1982 – Rollie Fingers (Brewers) becomes 1st pitcher to get same #300.

1993 – NASA loses contact with Mars Observer.

1995 – US marshals move in on Randy Weaver’s cabin in Idaho.

1995 – Atlantic Southeast Airlines Flight 529 crashes near Carrollton, Georgia, killing 9 crew and passengers.

1996 – Netscape Browser 3.0 is released.

2001 – “How You Remind Me” single is released by Nickleback (named #1 rick song of 2000s by Billboard).

2017 – Total solar eclipse visible from North America.

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