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This Day In History1784 – Eastern Tennessee settlers declare their area an independent state & name it Franklin; a year later the Continental Congress rejects it.

1796 – African Methodist Episcopal Church incorporated.

1904 – Automobile tire chain patented.

1914 – Japan declares war on Germany in World War I.

1919 – “Gasoline Alley” cartoon strip premieres in Chicago Tribune.

1936 – 17 year-old Bob Feller’s 1st game, he strikes out 15 St. Louis Browns.

1938 – “You Can’t Take It With You” from the play by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart, directed by Frank Capra and starring James Stewart and Jean Arthur premieres, Best Picture (1939).

1942 – Walter Johnson pitches to Babe Ruth in pregame attraction that draws 69,000 for NY-Washington game (raises $80,000 for Army-Navy relief).

1944 – US B24 crashes into school in Freckelton, England, 76 killed.

1947 – US President Harry Truman’s daughter, Margaret’s 1st public singing concert.

1954 – First flight of the C-130 Hercules transport aircraft.

1963 – Beatles release single “She Loves You’ in the UK.

1970 – Roberto Clemente compiles his record 2nd straight 5-hit game.

1972 – Republican convention (Miami Beach, Fla) re-nominates Vice President Spiro Agnew but now unanimous: 1 vote went to NBC newsman David Brinkley.

1980 – Charlie Finley sells A’s for $127M to Haas (owners of Levi Strauss).

1985 – Paul Hornung awarded $1,160,000 by a Louisville court against NCAA who barred him as a college football analyst for betting on games.

1990 – US begins call up 46,000 reservists to the Persian Gulf.

1996 – Osama bin Laden issues message entitled “A declaration of war against the Americans occupying the land of the two holy places”.

2005 – Hurricane Katrina forms over the Bahamas, later becoming a category 5 hurricane.

2011 – 5.8 earthquake occurs in Mineral, Virginia felt as far north as Ontario and as far south as Atlanta, Georgia.

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