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This Day In History1659 – Robinson Crusoe is shipwrecked (according to Daniel Defoe)

1841 – Samuel Slocum patented the stapler.

1867 – Midway Islands formally declared a US possession.

1898 – City of NY established.

1919 – Avery Hopwood’s “Gold Diggers” premieres in NYC.

1934 – St Louis Cards clinch pennant as Dizzy Dean wins his 30th game of the year.

1935 – Gershwin’s “Porgy & Bess” premieres in Boston.

1942 – Admiral Chester Nimitz’s B-17 finds Guadalcanal using National Geographic map.

1949 – American chemist Percy L. Julian at the Glidden Company announces an improved method for producing cortisone.

1954 – 1st nuclear submarine, USS Nautilus, commissioned by the US Navy.

1960 – On Howdy Doody’s last show Clarabelle finally talks “Goodbye Kids”

1961 – Bill for Boston Tea Party is paid by Mayor Snyder of Oregon who wrote a check for $196, the total cost of all tea lost.

1962 – James Meredith registers for classes at University of Mississippi.

1965 – LA Dodger Don Drysdale (23-12) wins 13th straight game, 7 by shutouts.

1968 – 1st Boeing 747 rolls out.

1970 – New American Bible published.

1980 – Ethernet specifications published by Xerox working with Intel and Digital Equipment Corporation.

1997 – Microsoft releases Internet Explorer 4.

2004 – The AIM-54 Phoenix, the primary missile for the F-14 Tomcat, retired from service.  Almost two years later, the Tomcat retires.

2017 – A case of Ebola Virus reaches Dallas, Texas.