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1850 – Gold discovered in Oregon (Rogue River)

1935 – 115 acre Orchard Beach opens in the Bronx.

1941 – President Franklin Roosevelt bans selling benzine/gasoline to Japan.

1944 – Operation Cobra: US forces begin major offensive in Normandy with air bombardment.

1946 – Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis stage their first show as a comedy team at 500 Club in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

1952 – Puerto Rico becomes a self-governing US commonwealth (Constitution Day)

1961 – In a speech, President John F. Kennedy emphasizes that any attack on Berlin is an attack on NATO.

1963 – United States, Russia & Britain sign nuclear test ban treaty.

1964 – Beatles’ album “A Hard Day’s Night” goes #1, stays #1 for 14 weeks.

1970 – Burt Bacharach and Hal David’s song “(They Long to be) Close to You” as sung by the Carpenter’s reaches #1.

1978 – Cincinnati Reds’ Pete Rose sets National League record by hitting in 38 consecutive games.

1982 – US Open Women’s Golf, Del Paso CC: Janet Anderson shoots final round 68 (-4) to claim her only LPGA Tour win, 6 strokes ahead of Beth Daniel, Donna White, JoAnne Carner and Sandra Haynie.

1983 – Washington Public Power Supply System defaulted $2.25 billion.

1990 – Kansas City Royals’ George Brett hits for the cycle.

2001 – Faced with declining oil prices, OPEC ministers agree to cut oil production quotas by about 4%, or 1 million barrels a day.

2010 – British Senior Open Men’s Golf, Carnoustie: Bernard Langer of Germany wins by 1 stroke from American Corey Pavin.

2014 – Both Israel and Hamas review US Secretary of State John Kerry’s proposal for an immediate ceasefire and meetings in Cairo.

2016 – Verizon announces $4.83 billion purchase of Yahoo.

2020 – Hurricane Hanna, 1st of the 2020 season, makes landfall on the Texas Gulf Coast as a category 1 storm.

2021 – USA’s men’s basketball team see their 25-game Olympic winning streak end,  beaten 83-74 by France in first round match in Tokyo.

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