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    In 1961, Enos the chimp was launched from Cape Canaveral aboard the Mercury-Atlas 5 spacecraft, which orbited earth twice before returning, an…

      Here are some of the notable people celebrating birthdays today, including Anna Faris, Diane Ladd, Don Cheadle, Joel Coen, John Mayall, Marian…

        In 2004, Brett Favre celebrates his 200th straight regular-season start in the Green Bay Packers’ 45-17 rout of the St. Louis Rams. See more s…

          In 1943, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Soviet leader Josef Stalin began conferring in Tehran d…

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              In 1981, Alabama’s Paul “Bear” Bryant becomes the winningest coach in college football history when the Tide beats Auburn 28-17 in the Iron Bo…

                In 1978, San Francisco Mayor George Moscone and City Supervisor Harvey Milk, a gay-rights activist, were shot to death inside City Hall by for…

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                    In 1994, Joe Montana of the Kansas City Chiefs becomes the fifth quarterback to surpass 40,000 passing yards in a 10-9 loss at Seattle. See mo…

                      In 2011, NASA’s Curiosity rover blasted off from the Kennedy Space Center on an 8 1/2-month, 354 million-mile journey to Mars, and more events…

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                          In 1986, the Iran-Contra affair erupted as President Ronald Reagan and Attorney General Edwin Meese revealed that profits from secret arms sal…

                            Here are some of the notable people celebrating birthdays today, including Amy Grant, Christina Applegate, Jerry Ferrara, Kathryn Crosby, Mark…

                              In 1980, Roberto Duran quits with 16 seconds to go in the eighth round, allowing Sugar Ray Leonard to regain the WBC welterweight title. See m…

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