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Today is Wednesday, Sept. 24, the 268th day of 2008. There are 98 days left in the year.

Highlight in History: In 1789, Congress passed a Judiciary Act that provided for an Attorney General and a Supreme Court.

The Valley Then: In 1937, Wilkes-Barre’s first Community Day drew 50,000 people to stores in the central part of the city.

On this date: In 1869, thousands of businessmen were ruined in a Wall Street panic known as “Black Friday” after financiers Jay Gould and James Fisk attempted to corner the gold market.

In 1958, “The Donna Reed Show” premiered on ABC-TV.

In 1960, the USS Enterprise, the first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, was launched at Newport News, Va.

In 1963, the U.S. Senate ratified a treaty with Britain and the Soviet Union limiting nuclear testing.

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