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Sat., Aug. 7, 2004

Friday’s Washington Daily Game: 3-5-9.

Friday’s Washington Lucky for Life: 33-62-73-77.

Friday’s Washington Keno: 1-2-3-



Friday’s Mega Millions: 4-23-33-38-49.

Mega Ball: 7.

Today in history

1782: George Washington created the Order of the Purple Heart, a decoration to recognize merit in enlisted men and non-commissioned officers.

1789: The U.S. War Department was established by Congress.

1927: The Peace Bridge between the United States and Canada was dedicated during ceremonies attended by the Prince of Wales and Vice President Charles Dawes.

1934: The U.S. Court of Appeals upheld a lower court ruling striking down the government’s attempt to ban the controversial James Joyce novel “Ulysses.”

1942: U.S. forces landed at Guadalcanal, marking the start of the first major allied offensive in the Pacific during World War II.

1959: The United States launched Explorer Six, which sent back a picture of the Earth.

1964: Congress passed the Gulf of Tonkin resolution, giving President Johnson broad powers in dealing with reported North Vietnamese attacks on U.S. forces.

1974: French stuntman Philippe Petit walked a tightrope strung between the twin towers of New York’s World Trade Center.

1998: Terrorist bombs at U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania killed 224 people, including 12 Americans.


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