Today in history
1976– Mao Zedong Dies
1972– DeBellevue becomes leading American Ace
1971– Riot at Attica prison
1969– Ho Chi Minh buried in Hanoi
1967– Hackney receives Medal of Honor
1966– President Johnson signs the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act
1965– Sandy Koufax pitches perfect game
1954– Powerful earthquake rocks Algeria
1943– Allies land at Salerno and Taranto
1942– Japanese bomb U.S. mainland
1939– Audiences are treated to surprise preview of Gone with the Wind
1919– The Boston police department goes on strike
1914– U.S. Secretary of State Lansing demands recall of Austro-Hungarian ambassador
1910– Alice B. Toklas moves in permanently with Gertrude Stein
1893– President’s child born in White House
1863– Yankees capture Chattanooga
1850– California becomes the 31st state in record time
1776– Congress renames the nation “United States of America”
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