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Today's Events

  • Princeton University in New Jersey received its charter.
  • André-Jacques Garnerin makes 1st parachute jump from balloon (Paris)
  • Sam Houston inaugurated as 1st elected pres of Republic of Texas
  • Original Metropolitan Opera House in NY held its grand opening
  • Pres Hoover spoke of `American system of rugged individualism.'
  • Charles "Pretty Boy" Floyd shot dead by FBI in Ohio.
  • Apollo 7 crew returns
  • 1st coml flight from mainland to Hawaii.
  • 1st TV NFL game - Eagles vs Dodgers
  • Laos gains full independence from France.
  • West Germany joins North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
  • JFK imposes naval blockade on Cuba beginning missile crisis.
  • Pacific Science Center opens at Seattle Center.
  • Apollo 7 returns to Earth
  • Security Council Resol 338 - a cease fire to the Yom Kippur War
  • Yanks trade Bobby Murcer to Giants for Bobby Bonds
  • Soviet spacecraft Venera 9 lands on Venus
  • Cincinnati Reds win 1st World Series in 35 years
  • WDW's 100-millionth guest
  • Deposed Shah of Iran arrived in NY for medical treatment
  • US national debt tops $1 trillion
  • Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization was decertified
  • B.C. Universe created at 8:00 PM according to the 1650 pronouncement of Anglican archbishop James Ussher.


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