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.
2003: Sean "P. Diddy" Combs runs in the New York City Marathon after just two months of training, finishing in 4 hours, 14 minutes and 54 seconds. He raised $2 million for two children's charities and New York City public schools.
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