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1921 – US National Championship Men’s Tennis, Germantown CC, Philadelphia: Bill Tiden successfully defends title; beats Wallace F. Johnson 6-1, 6-3, 6-1.

1934 – Bruno Hopmann arrested for kidnapping Lindbergh baby.

1950 – Great three (England, United States and France) acknowledge the Bonn government as the only German government.

1952 – “Adventures of Superman” TV series starring George Reeves premieres in syndication.

1955 – Chicago Cubs slugger Ernie Banks hits record 5th grand slam of season.

1959 – Soviet Union leader Nikita Khruschev is denied access to Disneyland.

1960 – Chubby Checker’s “The Twist” hits #1 on the Billboard Hot 100.

1969 – UCLA fires professor Angela Davis for being a communist; termination was overturned in court and she was later fired for using inflammatory language.

1970 – “Mary Tyler Moore Show” premieres on CBS.

1973 – National League refuses to allow San Diego Padres to move to Washington, D.C.

1980 – “Ordinary People” directed by Robert Redford and starring Donald Sutherland, Mary Tyler Moore and Judd Hirsch, premieres (Academy Awards – Best Picture, 1981)

1982 – Streetcars stop running on Market Street, San Francisco after 122 years of service.

1986 – Federal health officials announce AZT will be available to AIDS patients.

1992 – Barry Bonds joins Willie Mays, Howard Johnson & Ron Gant as having two 30 home run/30 stolen bases seasons in Major League Baseball.

1994 – “ER” premieres on NBC, created by Michael Crichton, starring George Clooney, Anthony Edwards and Noah Wyle.

1995 – The Washington Post and The New York Times publish the Unabomber’s manifesto.

2004 – Oakland Raiders wide receiver Jerry Rice ends NFL streak of 274 consecutive games with a reception in a 13-10 victory over Buffalo Bills.

2008 – Greg Maddux pitches his 5,000th career inning against the San Francisco Giants.

2017 – President Donald Trump addresses the United Nations vowing to “totally destroy North Korea” if the country threatens the United States.

2019 – Tropical Depression Imelda hits southeast Texas and Louisiana prompting widespread evacuations.

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