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  • US Naval Observatory is authorized by an act of Congress
  • California Pioneers organized at Montgomery & Clay Streets
  • 1st major earthquake recorded in eastern US at Charleston S.C
  • Crocker-Woolworth National Bank organized
  • Gil Hodges hits 4 homers in 1 game
  • 1st sun-powered automobile demonstrated Chicago Il
  • 1st microwave television station operated - Lufkin Texas
  • Malaysia gains independence from Britain (National Day)
  • Trinidad & Tobago gains independence from Britain (National Day)
  • Malaysia Day
  • Aleksandr Fedotov sets world aircraft altitude record of 38.26 km (125 524 ft) in a Mikoyan E-266M turbojet
  • Poland's Solidarity labor union founded

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