Today in American History

1783 – Gen. George Washington said farewell to his officers at Fraunces Tavern in New York.

1812 – Peter Gaillard patented the power mower.

1943 – Baseball Commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis announced that any club was free to employ black players.

1945 – The U.S. Senate approved American participation in the United Nations.

1965 – The U.S. launched Gemini 7 with Air Force Lt. Col. Frank Borman and Navy Comdr. James A. Lovell on board.

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