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2009: Two days before turning 92, Sen. Robert C. Byrd, D-W.Va., becomes the longest-serving lawmaker in congressional history, at 56 years, 320 days. Byrd, who served as a U.S. representative from 1953 until 1959 and as a U.S. senator from 1959 until his death on June 28, 2010, remains the longest-serving member of the U.S. Senate, but his overall congressional record was surpassed by U.S. Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich., in June 2013.
William Tell shows off his archery skills, railroads create the first time zones, Mickey Mouse hits theaters in "Steamboat Willie," and Jim Jones leads his Peoples Temple cult in a mass murder-suicide, all on this day.
The U.S. military says it has successfully tested an interceptor that can shoot down ballistic missiles as well as airplanes.
The man accused of killing an officer in Memphis, Tennessee, has surrendered to authorities, but the case is far from over, the city's police chief said.
"This is just the first step in a very long healing process," Memphis Police Director Toney Armst...
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