The Fort Morgan Times

On This Day

- Andrews McMeel Syndicate

EVENTS

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.

SPORTS

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.

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