Today In History

MONDAY, SEPT. 8, 1997

In 1565: Spain established the first permanent European settlement in North America at present-day St. Augustine, Fla.

In 1892: The Pledge of Allegiance was first published in The Youth’s Companion.

In 1966: Star Trek premiered. Only 79 episodes of the original show were made.

In 1974: President Ford granted an unconditional pardon to former President Nixon.

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