"Franz Anton Mesmer (May 23, 1734 – March 5, 1815) was a German physician with an interest in astronomy, who theorised that there was a natural energetic transference that occurred between all animated and inanimate objects that he called magnétisme animal (animal magnetism) and other spiritual forces often grouped together as mesmerism.”
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On this day in history: August 20, 1920: Jim Thorpe and six others met to organize a professional football league in Canton, Ohio. The meeting led to the creation of the American Professional Football Conference, the forerunner to the National Football League (NFL).
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