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Today In History

Tue., Sept. 16, 1997

In 1810: Mexicans began their revolt against Spanish rule.

In 1893: Hundreds of thousands of settlers swarmed onto a section of land in Oklahoma known as the “Cherokee Strip.”

In 1919: The American Legion was incorporated by an act of Congress.

In 1972: “The Bob Newhart Show” premiered on CBS.

In 1974: President Ford announced a conditional amnesty program for Vietnam War deserters and draft-evaders.

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