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1950

The comic strip Peanuts, drawn by Charles Schulz, first appeared in newspapers.

1998

Death of Gene Autry, longtime owner of the Angels baseball franchise at his home in Studio City. Autry, an actor, singer, star of radio, film and TV was born in Tioga, Texas. [Source: GeneAutry.com and HistoryNet.com.]

2020

President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump test positive for COVID-19. President Trump is later flown to Walter Reed Hospital. [Source: whitehouse.gov]