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.
1959: "Twenty One" game show contestant Charles Van Doren (center) admits to the House Subcommittee on Legislative Oversight that he had been given questions and answers in advance while on the show. Van Doren had been made famous by a winning streak over several months on the game show in early 1957 that ultimately earned him more than $129,000.
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