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.
1950: The Stasi, the secret police of East Germany, is established. It has been described as one of the most effective and repressive intelligence and secret police agencies in the world.
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