The Boy Scouts of America is founded, the gas chamber is first used in the United States, the first NFL Draft is held, "Good Times" premieres, and women's ice hockey debuts as an Olympic sport, all on this day.
1820: William Tecumseh Sherman, the American Civil War Union general known for the "scorched earth" policies he implemented in conducting total war against the Confederate States, is born in Lancaster, Ohio.
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