On this day: August 14

POSTED: 11:06 PM Aug 11 2012   UPDATED: 12:00 AM Aug 14 2014

The license plate and Social Security are born, basketball makes a muddy Olympic debut, a classic backyard kids toy is invented, and the Oklahoma City bomber is sentenced to death, all on this day.

OTD August 14 - AFL
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1959: The American Football League conducts its first official meeting in Chicago and charter memberships are given to Dallas, New York, Houston, Denver, Los Angeles and Minneapolis-Saint Paul (although the Minnesota ownership group never fielded an AFL team, instead choosing an offer to join the NFL in 1961). The upstart AFL operated in direct competition with the more established NFL throughout its existence, until the two leagues merged in 1969.

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