Today in American History

1951 – NBC-TV debuted “Dragnet.”

1959 – Alaska became the 49th state.

1961 – The U.S. severed diplomatic relations with Cuba.

1967 – Jack Ruby died in a Dallas, TX, hospital.

2000 – Charles M. Schulz’s final original daily comic strip appeared in newspapers.

2004 – NASA’s Spirit rover landed on Mars. The craft was able to send back black and white images three hours after landing

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