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TODAY IN HISTORY

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On July 20, 1944, President Franklin D. Roosevelt was nominated for a fourth term of office at the Democratic convention in Chicago.

In 1951, Jordan’s King

Abdullah I was assassinat­ed in Jerusalem by a Palestinia­n gunman who was shot dead on the spot by security.

In 1976, America’s Viking 1 robot spacecraft made a successful, first-ever landing on Mars.

a flash flood hit Johnstown, Pennsylvan­ia, killing more than 80 people and causing $350

In 1977,

million worth of damage.

In 1990, Supreme Court Justice William J. Brennan, one of the court’s most liberal voices, announced he was stepping down.

In 2010, the Senate Judiciary Committee voted almost totally along party lines, 13-6, to approve Elena Kagan to be the Supreme Court’s fourth female justice.

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