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  On this day in history

In 1785 the first two mules ever to set hoof in America arrived in Boston on a boat from Spain for George Washington. The last great Wild West shoot-out, the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral between the Earps and the Clantons, took place today in 1881. One of the great burglaries in history occurred in 1974 - $4.3 million from Puralator Security in Chicago. The WHO proclaimed smallpox a disease of the past today in '79. Gary Trudeau's 'Doonesbury' was first published. A 12 day-old girl was given a transplant of the heart of a baboon but died 21 days later. The Beatles got their MBE from the Queen. Died: William Hogarth and William S. Paley. Born: Hillary Rodham, Jaclyn Smith, Ivan Reitman and thye great Bob Hoskins.
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