TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

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1775

The U.S. Marines were or­ga­nized un­der au­thor­ity of the Con­ti­nen­tal Congress.

1917

41suf­frag­ists were ar­rested for pick­et­ing in front of the White House.

1938

Kate Smith first sang Irv­ing Ber­lin’s “God Bless Amer­ica” on her CBS ra­dio pro­gram.

1969

The chil­dren’s ed­u­ca­tional pro­gram “Sesame Street” made its de­but on Na­tional Ed­u­ca­tonal Tele­vi­sion (later PBS).

1982

The newly fin­ished Viet­nam Vet­er­ans Me­mo­rial was opened to its first vis­i­tors in Wash­ing­ton, D.C., three days be­fore its ded­i­ca­tion.

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