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1901 – New York Giants get record 31 hits to beat Cincinnati Reds, 25-13.

1915 – President Woodrow Wilson sends second Lusitania note to Germany protesting sinking of the Lusitania and refuting German claim British blockade illegal.

1923 – Brinks unveils 1st armored security vans.

1930 – Chicago Tribune reporter Jake Lingle is killed during rush hour at the Illinois Central train station by the Leo Vincent Brothers, allegedly over a $100,000 gambling debt owed to Al Capone.

1934 – 1st appearance of Donald Duck in a cartoon, “The Wise Little Hen”

1943 – “Pay-as-you-go” (withholding) income tax deductions authorized.

1945 – 71st Kentucky Derby Eddie Arcaro aboard Hoop Jr. scores his third of record 5 Derby wins.

1954 – Joseph Welch asks Senator Joseph McCarthy “Have you no sense of decency, sir?” during Senate-Army hearings.

1958 – Novelty song “The Purple People Eater” by Sheb Wooley hits #1.

1960 – Roy Orbison releases single “Only the Lonely”; it becomes his 1st major hit – peaking at #2 in the US and topping the UK charts.

1969 – Warren Burger confirmed as Supreme Court Chief Justice.

1973 – 105th Belmont: Ron Turcotte aboard Secretariat wins in 2:24, becoming the first Triple Crown winner in 25 years.

1980 – 14th Music City News Country Awards: Statler Brothers & Loretta Lynn win.

1989 – “Star Trek V: The Final Frontier” premieres in USA.

1995 – “Wigstock: The Movie” (1994) premieres in USA

2002 – Senior PGA Championship, Firestone CC, Akron Ohio: Fuzzy Zoeller wins his only Champions Tour title over Hale Irwin and Bobby Watkins.

2013 – Edward Snowden publicly makes his identity known as the leaker of NSA documents.

2019 – Former Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz shot while visiting in his native Dominican Republic.

2022 – First public hearings of the House Select Committee on the January 6 attack held in Washington, D.C.

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