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TODAY’S HISTORY

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1845: Florida was admitted as the 27th U.S. state.

1931: President Herbert Hoover signed a congressio­nal resolution adopting “The Star-spangled Banner” as the U.S. national anthem.

1991: An amateur videograph­er captured the beating and arrest of constructi­on worker Rodney King by Los Angeles police officers after a highspeed car chase.

2005: American millionair­e Steve Fossett made the first solo, nonstop, un-refueled flight around the world in a fixed-wing aircraft.

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