Washington, D.C., is incorporated, Joe DiMaggio makes his major-league debut, the Sears Tower becomes the tallest building in the world, and the first spam email is sent, all on this day.
1934: Pop singer Frankie Valli, best known for hits such as "Sherry," "Big Girls Don't Cry," "Walk Like a Man" and "Rag Doll" recorded with The Four Seasons, is born Francesco Stephen Castelluccio in Newark, N.J. Valli also had No. 1 hits with the solo songs "My Eyes Adored You" and "Grease."
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