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1798 – US Marine Corps established by an act of Congress.

1804 – Vice President of the United States Aaron Burr mortally wounds former Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton in a pistol duel.

1864 – Confederate forces led by General J. Early begin invasion of Washington, D.C.

1892 – US Patent Office says Joseph Swan rather than Thomas Edison, invented the electric light carbon for the incandescent lamp.

1916 – US Congress passes Federal Aid Road Act.

1934 – FDR became 1st US President to travel through Panama Canal.

1943 – US 45th Division occupies airport Comiso Sicily.

1944 – Franklin Roosevelt announces that he will run for a fourth term as President of the United States.

1952 – General Eisenhower nominated as Republican US presidential candidate.

1955 – Congress authorizes all US currency to say “In God We Trust”

1960 – “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee is first published by J.B. Lippincott & Co.

1962 – Brothers Hank and Tommie Aaron homer in same building.

1974 – House Judiciary Committee releases evidence on Watergate evidence.

1976 – In pre-game promo at Atlanta County Stadium, 34 couples wed at home plate followed by Championship Wrestling “Headlocks & Wedlocks”

1977 – US Medal of Freedom awarded posthumously to Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.

1979 – US Skylab enters atmosphere over Australia and disintegrates.

1981 – Neva Rockefeller is 1st woman ordered to pay her husband alimony.

1984 – Government orders air bags or seat belts would be required in cars by 1989.

1991 – Total solar eclipse is seen in Hawaii.

1992 – Presidential candidate Ross Perot at NCAAP speech calls them “you people”

2015 – Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman escapes from Altiplano maximum-security prison west of Mexico City via a specially constructed 1.5 km tunnel from his cell to a nearby house.

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