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Tutankhamun's tomb is discovered, Cy Young dies, the Iran hostage crisis begins, Israeli prime minister Yitzhak Rabin is assassinated, and Barack Obama scores a historic election victory, all on this day.
The Chevrolet Motor Company is founded, Godzilla makes his screen debut, the Soviets launch a dog into space, and One World Trade Center officially opens, all on this day.
The first All Hallows' Evening is celebrated, Nevada becomes a state, Harry Houdini dies, Mount Rushmore is completed, and the Vatican apologizes to Galileo, all on this day.
Orson Welles broadcasts "The War of the Worlds," buffalo wings are born, Ali and Foreman square off in the "Rumble in the Jungle," and Michael Jordan returns to the NBA, all on this day.
Harvard is founded, the Statue of Liberty is dedicated, Ernest Hemingway wins a Nobel Prize, the Cuban missile crisis ends, and the Gateway Arch is completed, all on this day.
New York City's first underground subway opens, Marilyn Monroe files for divorce from Joe DiMaggio, and the Boston Red Sox break the "Curse of the Bambino," all on this day.
Douglas MacArthur returns to the Philippines, Nixon sets off the "Saturday Night Massacre," Jackie Kennedy remarries, the Sydney Opera House opens, tragedy strikes Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Muammar Gaddafi is killed, all on this day.
Herman Melville's masterpiece is printed, the U.S. takes possession of Alaska and Puerto Rico, and Reggie Jackson goes deep three times in the World Series, all on this day.
Al Capone is convicted of income tax evasion, "Jailhouse Rock" premieres, the New York World's Fair comes to an end, OPEC begins its oil embargo, and a deadly earthquake hits the San Francisco Bay Area, all on this day.
Work begins on Mount Rushmore, Sputnik is launched into space, the pope visits America for the first time, and Janis Joplin is found dead of an overdose, all on this day.
Nathan Hale gives his life for America, Jack Dempsey loses the
Lewis and Clark return to St. Louis, the Nintendo Company is formed, Sigmund Freud dies, and Elton John's musical tribute to Princess Diana hits America, all on this day.