TODAY IN HISTORY - 9/8

1920 - US Air Mail service begins (NYC to SF)
1921 - 1st Miss America crowned (Margaret Gorman of Washington DC)
1930 - 1st appearance of comic strip "Blondie"
1952 - Ernest Hemmingway's "Old Man & the Sea" published
1974 - President Gerald Ford pardons former President Richard Nixon of all federal crimes
1986 - 'The Oprah Winfrey Show' is first broadcast nationally.

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1925 - Peter Sellers, England, actor and goon (Kato, Bobo, Pink Panther), (d. 1980)

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