A country is born -- and later expands, an "Iron Horse" retires, and we lose three presidents, all on this day.
1997: Journalist Charles Kuralt, known for his folksy "On the Road" segments for CBS News and also as the first anchor of "CBS News Sunday Morning," dies of complications from lupus at the age of 62 in New York City.
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