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Warren sworn in as U.S. chief justice

Oct. 5, 1953: Earl Warren, swearing to “do equally right to the poor and the rich,” became 14th chief justice of the United States and then presided over the opening session of the Supreme Court’s 1953-54 term.

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Bee history: Freight train blasts shock area

April 29, 1973: A five-hour series of devastating explosions ripped through a bomb-laden freight train near Roseville yesterday like a slow-motion string of giant firecrackers, causing the evacuation of thousands of area residents.

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Watch the 1935 opening of Tower Bridge in Sacramento

A film titled '"Gay ceremony marks opening of a huge bridge" shows a large crowd gathered to witness the opening of Tower Bridge over the Sacramento River on Dec. 18, 1935. California Governor Frank Merriam (1934-1939) presides over the ceremony. Cars pass over the bridge and balloons are released in the air to mark the occasion.

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Fire ravages Solons’ home in 1948

July 12, 1948: A spectacular flash fire, which was discovered shortly before midnight, destroyed Edmonds Filed, the home park of the Pacific Coast League’s Sacramento Solons, and three houses to the south of Riverside Boulevard.

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Watch the 1935 opening of Tower Bridge in Sacramento

A film titled '"Gay ceremony marks opening of a huge bridge" shows a large crowd gathered to witness the opening of Tower Bridge over the Sacramento River on Dec. 18, 1935. California Governor Frank Merriam (1934-1939) presides over the ceremony. Cars pass over the bridge and balloons are released in the air to mark the occasion.
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Watch the 1935 opening of Tower Bridge in Sacramento

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