History: What Happened Today?
- In 1785, Congress resolves US currency named "dollar" & adopts decimal coinage
- In 1933, the American League wins 5-2 in the very first All Star Baseball game.
- In 1942, the (Anne) Frank family takes refuge from the Nazis.
- In 1957, Althea Gibson is first African American to win Wimbledon.
- In 1957, Beatle John Lennon first meets Beatle Paul McCartney.
- Famous Birthdays: Nancy Reagan (former First Lady), Dalai Lama (Tibetian leader, author), George W. Bush (president), Frida Kahlo (painter), Sylvester Stallone (actor), Inspectah Deck (rapper), John Paul Jones (US naval hero)
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