Today In History

In 1777: British troops occupied Philadelphia during the American Revolution.

In 1914: the Federal Trade Commission was established.

In 1950: United Nations troops recaptured the South Korean capital of Seoul from the North Koreans.

In 1957: the musical “West Side Story” opened on Broadway.

In 1960: The first televised debate between presidential candidates Richard M. Nixon and John F. Kennedy took place in Chicago.

In 1981: The twin-engine Boeing 767 made its maiden flight in Everett, Wash.

In 1991: four men and four women began a two-year stay inside a sealed-off structure known as Biosphere 2 in Oracle, Ariz. xxxx

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