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    1821: North West Company merged with Hudson's Bay Company

    Born 1942: Aretha Franklin (singer)

    Born 1886: Edward Weston (photographer)

    2016: Penumbral Eclipse of the Moon

    1941: Grand Coulee Dam on Colombia River began production of electric power

    1952: DJ Alan Freed hosted the first rock-n-roll concert, Cleveland, Ohio. Reportedly, 25,000 people showed up, though only 10,000 seats were available

    1970: Communications satellite NATO 1 launched


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