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In 1904, the Russo-Japanese War began as Japan besieged Port Arthur in Manchuria.
In 1915, D.W. Griffith's motion picture epic about the Civil War, "The Birth of a Nation," premiered at Clune's Auditorium in Los Angeles.
In 1924, the first execution by gas in the United States took place at the Nevada State Prison in Carson City.
In 1978, the deliberations of the U.S. Senate were broadcast on radio for the first time as members opened debate on the Panama Canal treaties.
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