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This is the 137th day of the year; there are 228 days remaining.


On this date in:

1792  The New York Stock Exchange was founded by brokers meeting under a tree located on what is now Wall Street.  

1875  The first Kentucky Derby was run; the winner was Aristides.  

1938  Congress passed the Vinson Naval Act, providing for a two-ocean navy.  

1939  Britain's King George VI and Queen Elizabeth arrived in Quebec on the first visit to Canada by reigning British sovereigns.

1940  German Nazis occupied Brussels, Belgium, during World War II.  

1946  President Harry S. Truman seized control of the nation's railroads, delaying a threatened strike by engineers and trainmen.  

1954  The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in its "Brown vs. Board of Education of Topeka" decision that racially segregated public schools were inherently unequal.  

1987  37 American sailors were killed when an Iraqi warplane attacked the U.S. Navy frigate Stark in the Persian Gulf.  

2002  Joe Black, the first black baseball pitcher to win a World Series game, for the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1952, died in Scottsdale, Ariz., at age 78.  


 "Those who would trade liberty for a small security will have neither." - Thomas Jefferson 



When you see Gabriela Sabatini 33, Studs Terkel 91, Harry Carey Jr. 82, Debra Winger 48, Olga Korbut 48, or Janet Jackson 37, in your travels today please take a minute to wish them all a very





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