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The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon premieres on NBC

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon is an American late-night talk show hosted by Jimmy Fallon, on NBC. The show is produced by Broadway Video and Universal Television. It is the seventh incarnation of NBC's long-running Tonight Show franchise, with Fallon serving as the sixth host.

Mark Twain publishes the "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn"

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a novel by Mark Twain. Commonly named among the Great American Novels, the work is among the first in major American literature to be written throughout in vernacular English, characterized by local color regionalism. The book was widely criticized upon release because of its extensive use of coarse language.

USS Housatonic sink

The Sinking of USS Housatonic during the American Civil War was an important turning point in naval warfare. The Confederate States Navy submarine, H.L. Hunley made her first and only attack on a Union Navy warship when she staged a clandestine night attack on the USS Housatonic in Charleston harbor.

Anniversaries of famous

born 1991

Ed Sheeran

born 1981

Paris Hilton

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