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1866 - Jesse James holds up his first bank, stealing $15,000 from the Clay County Savings Association in Liberty, Missouri.

1899 - Temperature -16°F (-27°C), Minden Louisiana (state record).

1920 - League of Nations recognizes perpetual neutrality of Switzerland, allowing Switzerland to rejoin the League.

1932 - The film, "Free Eats", introduces George "Spanky" McFarland to the "Our Gang" series.

1942 - Hitler's Operation Sealion, the invasion of England, is cancelled.

1960 - France performs 1st nuclear test at Reggane Proving Grounds Algeria.
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