The Only Things That Happened On This Day in History

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1859 Edwin L. Drake drilled the first successful U.S. oil well near Titusville, Pa.

1892 Fire seriously damaged New York City’s original Metropolitan Opera House at Broadway and 39th Street.

1928 The Kellogg-Briand Pact was signed in Paris, outlawing war and providing for the peaceful settlement of disputes.

1945 American troops began landing in Japan following the surrender of the Japanese government in World War II.

2007 The Capitol Hill newspaper Roll Call reported that Sen. Larry Craig, R-Idaho, had been arrested by a plainclothes officer investigating complaints of lewd conduct in a Minneapolis airport restroom

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~ by thehalobender on August 27, 2009.

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