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1940: In the first National Football League championship game heard nationwide on the radio, the hometown Washington Redskins suffer a crushing defeat at Griffith Stadium to the Chicago Bears. The Redskins' 73-0 loss remains the most one-sided game in NFL history.
1941: A day after the attack on Pearl Harbor, Montana Rep. Jeanette Rankin, a lifelong pacifist, is the only member of Congress to vote against the United States declaring war on Japan and entering World War II.
1980: Musician and peace activist John Lennon, a founding member of the Beatles, is shot and killed outside his New York apartment building by obsessed fan Mark David Chapman. Earlier in the day, Chapman had asked for and received Lennon's autograph on a copy of the new Lennon/Yoko Ono Double Fantasy album. Chapman remains incarcerated at Wende Correctional Facility near Buffalo, N.Y.
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