On this day in 1861, a Civil War re-enactment gets out of control at Fort Sumter, South Carolina, leading to the Civil War.

On this day in 1877, the catcher's mask is first used in a baseball game when a worldwide catcher shortage threatens the game's survival.

On this day in 1992, EuroDisney opens in France, with critics complaining that it lacks "that certain je ne sais quoi."

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