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  On this day in history

Tricky Dick Nixon, who opened up relations with China, was expelled by the New York Bar Association today in 1976. A few years later China approved retail sales of tampons for the first time. America's first passport was issued today in 1796. The Wall Street Journal was first published in 1887. Bloody fingerprints at a murder scene in Buenos Aires lead to the first conviction on fingerprint evidence – in 1892. Today saw the first American deaths in Vietnam in 1959. Percy Bysshe Shelley drowned today in 1822. Also dead: Vivien Leigh, Hyman Rickover, Havelock Ellis and Michael Wilding. Celebrating birthdays: Alec Waugh, Kim Darby, Steve Lawrence, both John D. and Nelson Rockefeller, Anjelica Huston, and Count von Zeppelin.
 
     
 
 
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