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1890

Nellie Bly bested Jules Verne's Around the World in 80 Days by completing her circumnavigation in 72 days.

1915

Alexander Graham Bell inaugurated transcontinental telephone service.

1924

The first Winter Olympic games opened at Chamonix, France.

1961

President John F. Kennedy held the first presidential news conference carried live on radio and television.

1971

Charles Manson was found guilty of murdering Sharon Tate and six others.

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