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On This Day
In 1775, the Second Continental Congress established a postal system.
In 1788, New York ratified the Constitution and became the 11th U.S. state.
In 1947, President
Truman signed the National Security Act, uniting the Army, Navy and Air Force under the Department of Defense and creating the National Security Council, the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the CIA.
In 2016, Hillary Clinton was officially selected by the Democratic National Committee to become the first female major-party nominee for president.
George Bernard Shaw
(1856-1950), playwright/ critic; Carl Jung (18751961), psychiatrist; Blake Edwards (1922-2010), film director; Stanley Kubrick
(1928-1999), film director; Mick Jagger (1943- ), singersongwriter; Helen Mirren
(1945- ), actress; Nicholas Evans (1950- ), author; Dorothy Hamill (1956- ), figure skater; Sandra Bullock
(1964- ), actress; Jeremy Piven (1965- ), actor; Jason Statham (1967- ), actor;
Kate Beckinsale (1973- ), actress.
In 1992, Nolan Ryan struck out his 100th batter of the season, setting a majorleague record of 23 consecutive seasons with at least 100 strikeouts.