Baltimore Sun

TODAY IN HISTORY

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On July 19, 1969, Apollo 11 and its astronauts went into orbit around the moon.

In 1980, the Moscow Summer Olympics began, minus dozens of nations

that were boycotting the games.

In 1990, baseball’s all-time hits leader, Pete Rose, was sentenced to five months in prison for tax evasion.

In 1993, President Bill Clinton announced a policy allowing gays to serve in the military under a compromise dubbed “don’t ask, don’t tell, don’t pursue.”

In 2006, prosecutor­s reported that Chicago police beat, kicked, shocked or otherwise tortured scores of Black suspects from the 1970s to the early 1990s to try to extract confession­s from them.

In 2020, President Donald Trump refused to publicly commit to accepting the results of the upcoming election.

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