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.
1967: Country singer-songwriter Keith Urban, whose No. 1 country hits include "But for the Grace of God," "Somebody Like You," "You'll Think of Me" and "Days Go By," is born in Whangarei, New Zealand.
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