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1843 – American inventor Charles Thurber patents a typewriter.

1873 – First free kindergarten in the U.S. started by Susan Blow in Carondelet, a suburb of St. Louis, Missouri.

1903 – Phillies walk 17 Dodgers in a baseball game.

1935 – CCC camp opens in Brecksville Reservation of Cleveland Metroparks.

1937 – Pumping to build Treasure Island in San Francisco Bay is finished.

1945 – Japanese diplomats board USS Missouri to receive instructions on Japan’s surrender at the end of WWII.

1951 – Film “An American in Paris” with music by George Gershwin, directed by Vincente Minnell, starring Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron premieres in London (Academy Awards Best Picture, 1952)

1956 – Yankees announce purchase of Enos Slaughter from KC.

1959 – British Motor Corporation introduces the Morris Mini-Minor, designed by Alec Issigonis, it was only 10 ft long but seated 4 passengers.

1964 – LBJ nominated at Democratic convention in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

1968 – “Hey Jude”, single release by the Beatles in US (Billboard Song of the Year 1968, Billboard 10th biggest song of all time 2013)

1971 – Bobby Orr signs a five-year contract with the Boston Bruins worth one million dollars, the first million-dollar contract in NHL history.

1982 – NASA launches Telesat-F satellite.

1990 – Bo Jackson hits 4th of 4 consecutive HRs.

1996 – US President Bill Clinton signs welfare reform into law, representing major shift in welfare policy.

2003 – The Columbia Accident Investigation Board releases its final report on Space Shuttle Columbia disaster.

2012 – 15 year-old New Zealand golfer, Lydia Ko, becomes the youngest LPGA tour event winner and the 1st amateur winner since 1969 by winning the Canadian Women’s Open by 3 strokes from Inbee Park.

2014 – Burger King agrees to purchase Canadian donut chain Tim Hortons for $11.4 billion.

2019 – Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay state of Oklahoma $572 million in 1st trial against opioid manufacturer.

2021 – Two bombs blasts at Kabul Airport, Afghanistan, kill at least 60 people, including 12 US soldiers, amid international efforts to evacuate citizens out of the country.

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