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This Day In History1682 – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is founded by Englishman William Penn.

1795 – Pinckney’s Treaty {Treaty of San Lorenzo} signed by Spain and US, establishing the southern boundary of the US and giving Americans right to navigate the Mississippi River.

1913 – President Woodrow Wilson says US will never attack another country.

1917 – 20,000 women march in a suffrage parade in New York, US.

1925 – Water skis patented by Fred Waller.

1938 – DuPont announces its new synthetic polyamide fiber will be called “nylon”

1942 – US aircraft carrier Hornet sinks off Santa Cruz.

1947 – “You Bet Your Life” with Groucho Marx premieres on ABC radio.

1955 – “Rebel Without a Cause”, directed by Nicholas Ray, starring James Dean and Natalie Wood is released.

1960 – Singer Ben E King records “Spanish Harlem” & “Stand By Me”

1968 – 19th Olympic games open at Mexico City, Mexico.

1969 – Ralph Nadar sets up a consumer organization known as Nader’s Raiders.

1973 – Alabama football team sets offensive record (828 yards), beats Virginia Tech, 77-6.

1982 – IBM ROM is capable of EGA graphics.

1983 – Hurricane hits coast between Savannah, Georgia & Charleston, South Carolina.

1985 – Billy Martin is fired by Yankees for 4th time.

1992 – Fox is to launch Tuesday night network TV, rescheduled to December.

1997 – Intel Corp buys Digital Equipment for $700 million.

1997 – Dow Jones crashes record 554 points to 7,161.

1997 – US releases a redesigned $50 bill.

2004 – The Boston Red Sox wins the World Series for the first time in 86 years.

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