The Only Things That Happened On This Day In History

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1909 The SOS distress signal was first used by an American ship, the Arapahoe, off Cape Hatteras, N.C.

1934 The first federal prisoners arrived at the island prison Alcatraz in San Francisco Bay.

1954 A formal peace took hold in Indochina, ending more than seven years of fighting between the French and the Communist Vietminh.

1965 Deadly rioting and looting broke out in the predominantly black Watts section of Los Angeles.

1992 The Mall of America, the biggest shopping mall in the country, opened in Bloomington, Minn.

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~ by thehalobender on August 11, 2009.

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