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This day in History
- 1918 – Women enlist in the United States Marine Corps for the first time. Opha Mae Johnson is the first woman to enlist.
- 1918 – Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (BMW) established as a public company in Germany.
- 1532 – Union of Brittany and France, the Duchy of Brittany is absorbed into the Kingdom of France.
- 1969 – The Apollo 11 astronauts are released from a three-week quarantine to enjoy a ticker tape parade in New York, New York. That evening, at a state dinner in Los Angeles, California, they are awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by U.S. President Richard Nixon.
Born on this day
- 1888 – John Logie Baird, Scottish engineer, invented the television (d. 1946)
- 1899 – Alfred Hitchcock, English-American director and producer (d. 1980)
- 1926 – Fidel Castro, Cuban lawyer and politician, 15th President of Cuba.
Died on this day
- 1946 – H. G. Wells, English journalist and author (b. 1866)
- 1995 – Mickey Mantle, American baseball player and sportscaster (b. 1931)