The Only Things That Happened On This Day in History

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1483 England’s King Richard III was crowned.

1535 Sir Thomas More was executed in England for treason.

1854 The first official meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Mich.

1923 The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics was formed.

1933 Baseball’s first All-Star game was held as the American League beat the National League 4-2 at Chicago’s Comiskey Park.

1957 Althea Gibson became the first African-American tennis player to win a Wimbledon singles title

1974 Garrison Keillor’s radio show, “A Prairie Home Companion,” debuted in a live broadcast from St. Paul, Minn.

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~ by thehalobender on July 6, 2009.

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