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  • Society of Jesus (Jesuits) founded by Ignatius Loyola
  • Battle of Germantown; Washington defeated by the British
  • Constitution submitted to the states for ratification
  • Railroad transportation is born with 1st track in England
  • Steamer Arctic is lost
  • Chicago Cubs beat Troy 10-8 before record small "crowd" of 12
  • Bob Shawkey sets then Yank record with 15 strike outs
  • Democratic National Committee voted to admit women
  • Yanks beat Indians 21-7 in Polo Grounds
  • Lou Gehrig's 1st homer
  • The ocean liner Queen Elizabeth was launched at Glasgow
  • Floyd Giebells 1st game 2-0 pennent clinching beating Bob Feller
  • 1st WWII liberty ship freighter Patrick Henry launched
  • NY Giants beat Wash Redskins 14-7 without making a 1st down
  • Steve Allen's Tonight Show premiers
  • US sells Israel Hawk anti-aircraft missiles
  • Warren Commission finds that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone
  • Cardinal's super pitcher Bob Gibson's 13th shutout of the year
  • In 1st game at Coliseum Rangers beat Islanders 6-4 - Exhibition
  • Soyuz 12 launched

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