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1886 – Earthquake shakes Charleston, South Carolina
1965 – US Congress creates Department of Housing & Urban Development
1997 – Diana, Princess of Wales, dies in a Paris car crash
1897 – Thomas Edison patented a kinetographic camera
1998 – Federal legislation makes airbags mandatory
1985 – Wreck of the Titanic found
1904 – Helen Keller graduates with honors from Radcliffe College
1939 – Germany invades Poland, beginning World War II in Europe
1972 – America’s Bobby Fisher beats Russia’s Boris Spassky to become world chess champion
1486 – The first known copyright was granted in Venice
1969 – First ATM opens for business
1789 – Congress founds U.S. Treasury
1956 – Tennessee National Guardsmen halt rioters protesting the admission of 12 African-Americans to schools in Clinton
2013 – Diana Nyad, 64, makes record swim from Cuba to Florida
1992 – The Southern California Gas Company purchased the first motor vehicles powered by natural gas