Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1775 – The United States Marine Corps is founded (More info)

1871 – Henry Morton Stanley locates missing explorer and missionary Dr. David Livingstone, famously greeting him with the words, “Dr. Livingstone, I presume?” (More info)

1951 – Direct-dial coast-to-coast telephone service begins in the United States (More info)

1969 – ‘Sesame Street,’ a pioneering TV show that would go on to teach generations of kids the alphabet and how to count, makes its broadcast debut (More info)

1970 – For the first time in five years, an entire week ends with no reports of American combat fatalities in Southeast Asia (More info)

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