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  • Vermont declares independence from NY
  • SF Dramatic Chronicle started
  • Virginia readmitted to US after Civil War
  • Pendleton Act creates basis of federal civil service system
  • Cliff House damaged when schooner "Parallel"'s powder cargo explodes
  • David Mawson & Mackay reach south magnetic pole
  • 18th Amendment prohibition went into effect; repealed in 1933
  • William Pickering pioneer American stellar spectroscopist dies
  • Egyptian President Nassar pledges to reconquer Palestine
  • Soviet Soyuz 4 & Soyuz 5 perform 1st transfer of crew in space
  • USSR's Lunakhod begins radio-controlled exploration of moon
  • Cap's H Monahan scored on 2nd penalty shot against Islanders
  • Soyuz 27 returns to Earth
  • Iranian revolution overthrows shah

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