On this day in 1857, William Howard Taft is born in Cincinnati, Ohio, weighing two hundred and forty-two pounds at birth.

On this day in 1959, Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev arrives in the United States to begin a 13-day visit. He is denied access to Disneyland, but is allowed into Knott's Berry Farm, the Ripley's Believe-It-Or-Not Screamatorium, and the Hollywood Wax Museum, where he marvels at the paraffin likenesses of Tony Curtis, Kirk Douglas, and Marilyn Monroe.

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