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+ 1778 – American Revolutionary War: British troops abandon Philadelphia.
+ 1858 – Charles Darwin receives a paper from Alfred Russel Wallace that includes nearly identical conclusions about evolution as Darwin's own, prompting Darwin to publish his theory.
+ 1873 – Susan B. Anthony is fined $100 for attempting to vote in the 1872 presidential election.
+ 1923 – Checker Taxi puts its first taxi on the streets.
+ 1928 – Aviator Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly in an aircraft across the Atlantic Ocean (she is a passenger; Wilmer Stultz is the pilot and Lou Gordon the mechanic).
+ 1979 – SALT II is signed by the United States and the Soviet Union.
+ 1983 – Space Shuttle program: STS-7, Astronaut Sally Ride becomes the first American woman in space.
( Births )
+ 1939 – Lou Brock, American baseball player and sportscaster
+ 1942 – Paul McCartney, English singer-songwriter and guitarist