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Today in History for July 8th

USATODAY.com Wednesday, 8 July 2020
Highlights of this day in history: Commodore Matthew Perry arrives in Tokyo Bay; Industrialist John D. Rockefeller born; Word of what becomes known as 'The Roswell Incident'; North Korea's Kim Il Sung dies; Ziegfeld stages first 'Follies.' (July 8)
 
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This Day in History: Major League Baseball’s First All-Star Game Is Held July 6, 1933 Hailed as "The Game of the Century," it took place at Comiskey Park in Chicago. For the first time in MLB history, the best players from each division would compete on the same team. MLB took a hard hit during the...

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