To­day in his­tory

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In 1653, New Am­s­ter­dam – now New York City – was in­cor­po­rated.

In 1876, the Na­tional League of Pro­fes­sional Base Ball Clubs was formed in N.Y.

In 1887, Punx­sutawney, Penn­syl­va­nia, held its first Ground­hog Day fes­ti­val.

In 1943, the re­main­der of Nazi forces from the Bat­tle of Stal­in­grad sur­ren­dered in a ma­jor vic­tory for the Sovi­ets in World War II.

In 1971, Idi Amin pro­claimed him­self pres­i­dent in Uganda.

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