Gen. George Washington says goodbye to his troops, cheerleading is born, the "Spruce Goose" takes off, Truman defeats Dewey, and a federal holiday is created to honor Martin Luther King Jr., all on this day.
1961: Singer-songwriter k.d. lang, who has won both Juno Awards and Grammy Awards for her musical performances, including hits like "Constant Craving" and "Miss Chatelaine," is born under the birth name Kathryn Dawn Lang in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
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