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1862 – US President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation is published in northern newspapers.

1875 – Billy the Kid is arrested for the 1st time and jailed after receiving clothing stolen from a Chinese laundry…escapes two days later.

1897 – 1st frontier days rodeo celebration (Cheyenne, Wyoming)

1912 – 1st Mack Sennett “Keystone Comedy” movie released “Cohen Collects a Debt”

1926 – “Upset of the Decade” – Gene Tunney beats defending champion Jack Dempsey by 10-round unanimous decision at Sesquicentennial Stadium (later known as JFK Stadium), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for world heavyweight boxing title.

1938 – Time capsule, to be opened in 6939, buried at World’s Fain in NYC (capsule contained a woman’s hat, man’s pipe & 1,110′ of microfilm.

1948 – Braves clinch NL pennant.

1949 – US President Harry Truman announces evidence of USSR’s 1st nuclear device detonation.

1952 – US vice presidential candidate Richard Nixon makes his “Checker’s” speech, defending the gift of a cocker spaniel to his daughters.

1957 – “That’ll Be the Day” by Buddy Holly and the Crickets reaches #1 in the US.

1969 – 1st broadcast of “Marcus Welby MD” on ABC-TV.

1976 – US televised presidential debate between Republican incumbent Gerald Ford and Democratic challenger Jimmy Carter.

1983 – MLB Philadelphia Phillies Steve Carlton is 16th to win 300 games, beating Cardinals 6-2 in St.Louis.

1986 – Congress selects the rose as US national flower.

1997 – Seattle Mariners break record for most HRs in a year (258)

2002 – The first public version of the web browser Mozilla Firefox (“Phoenix 0.1”) is released.

2012 – Iran blocks the use of Google as a search engine.

2017 – US President Donald Trump withdraws invitation to the White House for NBA champions Golden State Warriors after Stephen Curry says he doesn’t want to attend.

2019 – US police officers fired after arresting two six-year-olds at a school on charges of misdemeanor battery in Florida.

2020 – President Donald Trump refuses to commit to a peaceful transfer of power after the US November election at a White House press conference.

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