To­day in his­tory

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In 1919, Ger­many’s Weimar Con­sti­tu­tion was signed by Pres­i­dent Friedrich Ebert.

In 1949, Pres­i­dent Harry S. Tru­man nom­i­nated Gen­eral Omar N. Bradley to be­come the first chair­man of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

In 1956, ab­stract painter Jack­son Pol­lock, 44, died in an au­to­mo­bile ac­ci­dent on Long Is­land, New York.

In 1960, the African coun­try of Chad be­came in­de­pen­dent of France.

In 1964, the Bea­tles movie “A Hard Day’s Night” had its U.S. pre­miere in New York.

In 1965, ri­ot­ing and loot­ing that claimed 34 lives broke out in the pre­dom­i­nantly black Watts sec­tion of Los An­ge­les. In 1984, at the Los An­ge­les Olympics, Amer­i­can run­ner Mary Decker fell af­ter col­lid­ing with South African-born Bri­tish com­peti­tor Zola Budd in the 3,000-me­ter fi­nal.

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