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    In 1964, civil rights workers Michael H. Schwerner, Andrew Goodman and James E. Chaney were slain in Philadelphia, Mississippi, and more event…

      Here are some of the notable people celebrating birthdays today, including Brandon Flowers, Chris Pratt, Juliette Lewis, Lana Del Rey, Nils Lo…

        In 1997, the New York Liberty beat the Los Angeles Sparks 67-57 in the WNBA’s inaugural game. A crowd of 14,284 attends the game at the Great …

          In 1943, race-related rioting erupted in Detroit; federal troops were sent in two days later to quell the violence that resulted in more than …

            Here are some of the notable people celebrating birthdays today, including Brian Wilson, Grace Potter, John Goodman, Lionel Richie, Nicole Kid…

              In 1960, Floyd Patterson knocks out Ingemar Johansson in the fifth round in New York to become the first boxer to regain the world heavyweight…

                In 1865, Union troops arrived in Galveston, Texas, with news that the Civil War was over, and that all remaining slaves in Texas were free — a…

                  Here are some of the notable people celebrating birthdays today, including Gena Rowlands, Jean Dujardin, Macklemore, Paul Dano, Paula Abdul, Z…

                    In 1936, German heavyweight boxer Max Schmeling knocks out previously unbeaten Joe Louis in the 12th round. Schmeling’s victory sets off a pro…

                      President Jimmy Carter and Soviet President Leonid I. Brezhnev signed the SALT II strategic arms limitation treaty in Vienna, and more events …

                        Here are some of the notable people celebrating birthdays today, including Alison Moyet, Blake Shelton, Isabella Rossellini, Nathan Morris, Pa…

                          In 1967, Jack Nicklaus shoots a record 275 to beat Arnold Palmer for the U.S. Open. Nicklaus breaks Ben Hogan’s 1948 record by one stroke. See…

                            In 1994, after leading police on a slow-speed chase on Southern California freeways, O.J. Simpson was arrested and charged with murder in the …

                              Here are some of the notable people celebrating birthdays today, including Barry Manilow, Greg Kinnear, Jodie Whittaker, Kendrick Lamar, Venus…

                                In 1954, Rocky Marciano scores a 15-round unanimous decision over Ezzard Charles at New York to retain the world heavyweight title. See more s…

                                  In 1978, President Jimmy Carter and Panamanian leader Omar Torrijos signed the instruments of ratification for the Panama Canal treaties durin…

                                    Here are some of the notable people celebrating birthdays today, including Daniel Bruhl, Eddie Levert, John Cho, Joyce Carol Oates, Laurie Met…

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