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1958: United States Air Force Academy opened in Colorado Springs, Colorado

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    Died 1818: Jean Baptiste Point du Sable (founder of Chicago, Illinois)

    1999: Largest trade at the time in NBA history, 11 players changed teams

    Died 2009: Dominick Dunne (American writer and investigative journalist)

    Died 1985: Samatha Smith (an American schoolgirl who received world-wide attention for writing to Soviet leader Yuri Andropov)

    2003: Julie Krone became the first female jockey to win a million-dollar race in the U.S. when she finished first in the Pacific Classic in Del Mar, CA, mounted atop her horse Candy Ride

    Born 1754: King Louis XVI of France

    Born 1920: Ray Bradbury (science fiction author)

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