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  On this day in history

A killer whale became the first whale species to be born in captivity at Marineland in Southern California today in 1977. The new 4.9 billion Denver airport opening was marred by automated baggage handling machines chewing up luggage. Disraeli became British PM. The first basketball game was televised. Native Americans took ten hostages at Wounded Knee Sioux Reservation protesting US treatment of Indians. Henry Fielding's "History of Tom Jones" was published in 1749. The Abbasid dynasty of the Mohammedan empire ended. Swedish politician Olaf Palme was killed walking home from a movie. Also dead Ruby Keeler, Dan Boorstin, Maxwell Anderson and Laura Z. Hobson. Born: Ben Hecht, Bugsy Siegel, Zero Mostel, Mario Andretti and Tommy Tune.
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