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1904 – Champion James J. Jeffries scores a 2nd round TKO win over Jack Munroe in San Francisco, Jeffries retires after his 7th heavyweight boxing title defense.

1910 – Yellow Cab is founded.

1916 – US Department of Interior forms National Park Service.

1922 – Cubs beat Phillies 26-23 in highest scoring major-league game.

1932 – Amelia Earhart completes transcontinental flight.

1943 – German occupiers impose 72-hour work week.

1950 – US President Harry Truman orders army to take control of railroad to avert a strike.

1956 – To make room for Enos Slaughter, NY Yankees release Phil Rizzuto.

1967 – Minnesota Twin Dean Chance 2nd no-hitter of month beats Cleveland, 2-1.

1975 – Columbia Records, releases Bruce Springsteen’s landmark third album “Born To Run”

1979 – TV series “Hart to Hart” starring Robert Wagner and Stefanie Powers premieres in the US on ABC.

1983 – US & USSR sign $10 Billion grain pact.

1987 – Dow Jones industrial stock average reaches record 2722.42.

1990 – UN Security Council authorizes military against Iraq.

1996 – 98th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Tiger Woods.

2006 – Hyperion, the world’s tallest tree, a Redwood standing 379.1 feet, discovered by naturalists Chris Atkins and Michael Taylor in Redwood National and State Parks, California.

2012 – Voyager 1 spacecraft, becomes the 1st spacecraft to enter intersteller space (launched in 1977)

2019 – NASA investigates possibly the 1st crime in space over astronaut Anne McClain illegally accessing bank a/c from space.

2020 – WHO announces that Africa has eradicated polio (defined as four years since last case)

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