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1943 - Chiang Kai-Shek became president of China.
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1814 - Francis Scott Key composed the lyrics to The Star Spangled Banner.
1994 - Major League Baseball Acting Commissioner Bud Selig announced the cancellation of the 1994 baseball season on the 34th day of a strike by players.
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1789 - The U.S. Department of Foreign Affairs changed its name to the Department of State.
1835 - Charles Darwin and the British naval vessel, HMS Beagle, reached the Galapagos Islands.
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1630 - The Massachusetts village of Shawmut changed its name to Boston.
1974 - President Ford announced conditional amnesty for Vietnam War deserters and draft evaders.
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1908 - Lt. Thomas Selfridge, a passenger in a plane piloted by Orville Wright, became the first airplane fatality when the craft crashed.
2004 - Barry Bonds became the third baseball player to hit 700 career home runs, joining Hank Aaron and Babe Ruth.
Leah Shapiro was born.
1851 - The first edition of The New York Daily Times, which later became The New York Times, was published.
1970 - 27-year-old rock star, Jimi Hendrix, died in London.
Kristin O’Grady-Franchock was born.
Joan Ward George was born.
1881 - President James Garfield died of a gunshot wound inflicted by a disappointed office seeker the previous July 2.
1957 - The United States conducted its first underground nuclear test in the Nevada desert.BLOG COMMENTS POWERED BY DISQUS