The nation's capital is founded, the world gets its first parking meter, Joltin' Joe sets an unbreakable record, and man heads to the moon, all on this day.
1769: Father Junipero Serra founds California's first mission, Mission San Diego de Alcalá. Over the following decades, it would evolve into the city of San Diego.
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