The Erie Canal opens, the Pony Express closes, Wyatt Earp shoots it out in Tombstone, and the Patriot Act is signed into law, all on this day.
2010: Paul the Octopus, who lived at the Sea Life Centre in Oberhausen, Germany, and became internationally famous after his feeding behavior was used to correctly predict the winner of each of Germany's seven matches in the 2010 FIFA World Cup, as well as the outcome of the final between Spain and the Netherlands, dies of natural causes at the age of 2. His remains were cremated and he was given a small burial plot within the grounds of the aquarium.
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