Ol' Blue Eyes is born, Boys Town is founded, the first motel opens, "The Godfather: Part II" premieres, and the U.S. Supreme Court decides the 2000 presidential election, all on this day.
1862: The USS Cairo sinks on the Yazoo River in Mississippi, becoming the first armored ship to be sunk by an electrically detonated mine.
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