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Allies Meet At Versailles To Design Treaty
1919

President Woodrow Wilson

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Captain Cook Reaches Hawaiian Islands
1778

Captain James Cook

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Birth of Daniel Webster
1782

Daniel Webster

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First English Arrive in Australia
1788

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U. of Chicago Wins First College Basketball Game
1896

On this day in 1896, University of Iowa physical education instructor H. J. Kallenberg and University of Chicago athletic director Amos Alonzo Stagg met in Iowa City to attempt the first ever intercollegiate game of basketball.

Five players played on each team, and Chicago won, 15-12.

First Plane Lands On Aircraft Carrier
1911

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FDR Bans Pre-Sliced Bread
1943

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