A country is born -- and later expands, an "Iron Horse" retires, and we lose three presidents, all on this day.
1888: The first professional rodeo in America is held in Prescott, Ariz. The rodeo continues to this day, billing itself as the "World's Oldest Rodeo," as seen in this 2010 photo.
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