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  On this day in history

Famous people killed today: Stephen Decatur, Mike Todd and high flyer Karl Wallenda. Also Goethe, Dave Guard, Walter Lantz and 347 white people massacred by Indians at Jamestown, VA. The US Congress forbade slave trade with foreign nations and, 90 years later, outlawed polygamy. The Lumiere brothers first demonstrated motion pictures. The first color photo was published in a newspaper. The Arab League was founded. The first laser patent was received. Intel launched it Pentium processor with a maxed out speed of 66 Mhz. Wow. The first public women's basketball game was played. Celebrating birthdays: Van Dyke, Louis L'Amour, Nicholas Monsarrat, Marcel Marceau (quietly) Stephen Sondheim and William Shatner.
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