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  On this day in history

It took until 1870 for a black person to be sent up to Congress in the US; Hiram Revels of MS did it today serving the unexpired term of Jefferson Davis. Cassius Clay, 22, knocked out Sonny Liston for the world heavyweight championship before he was Ali. The first gasoline tax in the US was imposed in Oregon today. Hockey was first televised. Philippines President Marcos and shoe-collecting wife Imelda fled to exile. Sam Colt patented his revolving cylinder pistol. The Hudson River tunnel opened. The first legal brothel in Switzerland opened in Zurich. Born today: David Puttnam, Tom Courtenay, George Harrison, Larry Gelbart, Myra Hess, Enrico Caruso, Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Carlo Goldoni. Mark Rothko committed suicide and the pirate Bluebeard was guillotined.
 
     
 
 
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