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    USS Nautilus—world's first nuclear submarine—is commissioned
    The USS Nautilus, the world's first nuclear submarine, is commissioned by the U.S. Navy. The Nautilus was constructed under the direction of U.S. Navy Captain Hyman G. Rickover, a brilliant Russian-born engineer who joined the U.S. atomic program in 1946. In 1947, he was put in charge of the navy's ... read more
    AMERICAN REVOLUTION
    1776
    General George Washington complains about his militia
    ART, LITERATURE, AND FILM HISTORY
    1868
    First volume of "Little Women" is published
    1928
    Elie Wiesel, Holocaust survivor and best-selling author, is born
    1955
    James Dean dies in car accident
    2005
    Michael Eisner resigns as Disney CEO
    BLACK HISTORY
    1962
    Riots over desegregation of Ole Miss
    COLD WAR
    1949
    Berlin Airlift ends
    SPORTS
    1927
    Babe Ruth hits 60th homer of 1927 season
    1947
    World Series broadcast on TV for first time
    U.S. PRESIDENTS
    1918
    President Woodrow Wilson speaks in favor of female suffrage
    U.S. GOVERNMENT
    1822
    Joseph Marion Hernández becomes the first Hispanic elected to Congress
    WESTWARD EXPANSION
    1889
    Wyoming legislators write the first state constitution to grant women the vote
    WORLD WAR II
    1938
    Munich Pact signed
     
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    1890
    Yosemite National Park established
    On October 1, 1890, an act of Congress creates Yosemite National Park, home of such natural wonders as Half Dome and the giant sequoia trees. Environmental trailblazer John Muir (1838-1914) and his colleagues campaigned for the congressional action, which was signed into law by President Benjamin Ha... read more
    21ST CENTURY
    2005
    Suicide bombers stage attacks in Bali
    ART, LITERATURE, AND FILM HISTORY
    1920
    Scientific American reports that radio will soon be used to transmit music to the home
    1962
    Johnny Carson makes debut as "Tonight Show" host
    CHINA
    1949
    Mao Zedong proclaims People's Republic of China
    CIVIL WAR
    1864
    Confederate spy Rose O'Neal Greenhow dies
    COLD WAR
    1988
    Mikhail Gorbachev becomes head of Soviet Union
    CRIME
    1910
    A bomb explodes in the Los Angeles Times building
    1993
    A 12-year-old girl is kidnapped, leading to California's "three strikes" law
    2017
    Gunman opens fire on Las Vegas concert crowd, wounding hundreds and killing 58
    INVENTIONS & SCIENCE
    1908
    Ford Motor Company unveils the Model T
    MIDDLE EAST
    1918
    Lawrence of Arabia captures Damascus
    NATURAL DISASTERS & ENVIRONMENT
    1987
    Earthquake rocks Southern California
    SPORTS
    1961
    Roger Maris breaks home-run record
    U.S. PRESIDENTS
    1924
    Jimmy Carter is born
    WORLD WAR II
    1944
    Experiments begin on homosexuals at Buchenwald
    1946
    Nazi war criminals sentenced at Nuremberg
     
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    1985
    Hollywood icon Rock Hudson dies of AIDS
    On October 2, 1985, actor Rock Hudson, 59, becomes the first major U.S. celebrity to die of complications from AIDS. Hudson's death raised public awareness of the epidemic, which until that time had been ignored by many in the mainstream as a "gay plague." Hudson, born Leroy Harold Scherer Jr., on N... read more
    AMERICAN REVOLUTION
    1780
    Benedict Arnold accomplice hanged
    BLACK HISTORY
    1967
    Thurgood Marshall sworn in as first Black Supreme Court justice
    COLD WAR
    1958
    The Cold War comes to Africa, as Guinea gains its independence
    CRIME
    2006
    Gunman kills five students at Amish school
    SPORTS
    1965
    Gatorade invented at University of Florida
    U.S. PRESIDENTS
    1919
    Woodrow Wilson suffers a stroke
    2020
    President Trump announces he and the first lady tested positive for COVID-19
    WESTWARD EXPANSION
    1835
    First shots of the Texas Revolution fired in the Battle of Gonzales
    WORLD WAR II
    1941
    Operation Typhoon is launched
    1944
    Warsaw Uprising ends
     
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    O.J. Simpson acquitted
    At the end of a sensational trial, former football star O.J. Simpson is acquitted of the brutal 1994 double murder of his estranged wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ronald Goldman. In the epic 252-day trial, Simpson's "dream team" of lawyers employed creative and controversial methods to ... read more
    ART, LITERATURE, AND FILM HISTORY
    1895
    "The Red Badge of Courage" is published
    1967
    Writer, singer and folk icon Woody Guthrie dies
    1992
    Sinéad O'Connor tears up a photo of Pope John Paul II on "Saturday Night Live"
    COLD WAR
    1990
    East and West Germany reunite after 45 years
    CRIME
    2011
    Amanda Knox murder conviction overturned in Italy
    GREAT BRITAIN
    1981
    Maze hunger strike called off
    MIDDLE EAST
    1932
    Iraq wins independence
    SPORTS
    1951
    A miraculous home run wins the pennant for NY Giants
    1997
    Gordie Howe, 69, becomes only pro hockey player to compete in six decades
    U.S. PRESIDENTS
    1863
    President Lincoln proclaims official Thanksgiving holiday
    WESTWARD EXPANSION
    1873
    U.S. Army hangs four Modoc leaders for the murder of a Civil War general
    WORLD WAR I
    1917
    War Revenue Act passed in U.S.
    WORLD WAR II
    1942
    Germany conducts first successful V-2 rocket test
     
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    Sputnik launched
    The Soviet Union inaugurates the "Space Age" with its launch of Sputnik, the world's first artificial satellite. The spacecraft, named Sputnik after the Russian word for "satellite," was launched at 10:29 p.m. Moscow time from the Tyuratam launch base in the Kazakh Republic. Sputnik had a ... read more
    1990s
    1992
    Plane crashes into apartment building
    AMERICAN REVOLUTION
    1777
    Both sides battered at Germantown
    ART, LITERATURE, AND FILM HISTORY
    1937
    Blues singer Bessie Smith, killed in Mississippi car wreck, is buried
    1970
    Janis Joplin dies of a heroin overdose
    1990
    "Beverly Hills, 90210" debuts
    CIVIL WAR
    1861
    President Lincoln watches a balloon ascension
    CRIME
    1988
    Televangelist Jim Bakker is indicted on federal charges
    2011
    Man who served 25 years for murder exonerated by DNA
    SPORTS
    1955
    Brooklyn Dodgers win their first World Series
    U.S. PRESIDENTS
    1927
    Work begins on Mount Rushmore
    VIETNAM WAR
    1966
    Pope calls for end to the Vietnam War
    WORLD WAR I
    1918
    Germany telegraphs President Wilson seeking armistice
    WORLD WAR II
    1944
    General Eisenhower warns of the risk of "shell shock"
     
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    2011
    Apple co-founder founder Steve Jobs dies
    On October 5, 2011, Steve Jobs, the visionary co-founder of Apple Inc., which revolutionized the computer, music and mobile communications industries with such devices as the Macintosh, iPod, iPhone and iPad, dies at age 56 of complications from pancreatic cancer. Born on February 24, 1955, in San F... read more
    21ST CENTURY
    2017
    New York Times publishes bombshell investigation into allegations against Harvey Weinstein
    AMERICAN REVOLUTION
    1775
    General Washington informs Congress of espionage
    ART, LITERATURE, AND FILM HISTORY
    1978
    Isaac Singer wins Nobel Prize in Literature
    1990
    "Henry & June" is first NC-17 film shown in theaters
    COLD WAR
    1986
    Iran-Contra scandal unravels
    CRIME
    1892
    The Dalton Gang is wiped out in Coffeyville, Kansas
    EXPLORATION
    1974
    American circumnavigates the globe on foot
    INVENTIONS & SCIENCE
    1919
    Enzo Ferrari makes his debut as a race car driver
    1930
    Airship crashes in France
    NATIVE AMERICAN HISTORY
    1877
    Chief Joseph surrenders
    RELIGION
    1989
    Dalai Lama wins Nobel Peace Prize
    U.S. PRESIDENTS
    1947
    Harry Truman delivers first-ever presidential speech on TV
    WAR OF 1812
    1813
    Shawnee chief Tecumseh is defeated
     
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    1866
    The Reno brothers carry out the first train robbery in U.S. history
    On October 6, 1866, the brothers John and Simeon Reno stage the first train robbery in American history, making off with $13,000 from an Ohio and Mississippi railroad train in Jackson County, Indiana. Of course, trains had been robbed before the Reno brothers' holdup. But these previous crimes had a... read more
    COLD WAR
    1961
    President Kennedy urges Americans to build bomb shelters
    1973
    The Yom Kippur War brings United States and USSR to brink of conflict
    COLONIAL AMERICA
    1683
    First Mennonites arrive in America
    CRIME
    1981
    The president of Egypt is assassinated
    SPORTS
    1926
    Babe Ruth sets a World Series record
    U.S. PRESIDENTS
    1996
    Bill Clinton debates Bob Dole
    WORLD WAR I
    1908
    Austria-Hungary annexes Bosnia-Herzegovina
     
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    2001
    U.S.-led attack on Afghanistan begins
    On October 7, 2001, a U.S.-led coalition begins attacks on Taliban-controlled Afghanistan with an intense bombing campaign by American and British forces. Logistical support was provided by other nations including France, Germany, Australia and Canada and, later, troops were provided by the anti-Taliban Northern Alliance rebels... read more
    AMERICAN REVOLUTION
    1780
    Battle of King's Mountain
    ART, LITERATURE, AND FILM HISTORY
    1955
    Poet Allen Ginsberg reads "Howl" for the first time
    1960
    CBS broadcasts the premiere episode of "Route 66″
    1975
    A New York judge reverses John Lennon's deportation order
    1983
    Sean Connery plays James Bond in "Never Say Never Again"
    CIVIL WAR
    1864
    Union and Confederate forces clash at Battle of Darbytown Road
    COLD WAR
    1949
    East Germany created
    1960
    Kennedy and Nixon debate Cold War foreign policy
    CRIME
    1985
    Palestinian terrorists hijack an Italian cruise ship
    INVENTIONS & SCIENCE
    1913
    Moving assembly line debuts at Ford factory
    U.S. POLITICS
    2003
    Arnold Schwarzenegger becomes California governor
    WORLD WAR II
    1943
    Japanese execute nearly 100 American POWs on Wake Island
     
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    1871
    Great Chicago Fire begins
    On October 8, 1871, flames spark in the Chicago barn of Patrick and Catherine O'Leary, igniting a two-day blaze that kills between 200 and 300 people, destroys 17,450 buildings, leaves 100,000 homeless and causes an estimated $200 million (in 1871 dollars; roughly $4 billion in 2020 dollars) in dama... read more
    21ST CENTURY
    2001
    The Office of Homeland Security is founded
    ART, LITERATURE, AND FILM HISTORY
    1957
    Jerry Lee Lewis records "Great Balls Of Fire" in Memphis, Tennessee
    1970
    Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn wins the Nobel Prize in Literature
    CRIME
    2009
    Self-help guru's sweat lodge ceremony turns deadly
    INVENTIONS & SCIENCE
    2014
    First person in U.S. diagnosed with Ebola dies
    LATIN AMERICA
    1967
    Che Guevara captured by Bolivian army
    VIETNAM WAR
    1970
    Communists reject Nixon's peace proposal
    WORLD WAR I
    1918
    U.S. soldier Alvin York displays heroics at Argonne
     
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    Che Guevara is executed
    On October 9, 1967, socialist revolutionary and guerilla leader Che Guevara, age 39, is killed by the Bolivian army. The U.S.-military-backed Bolivian forces captured Guevara on October 8 while battling his band of guerillas in Bolivia and executed him the following day. His hands were cut off as pr... read more
    ART, LITERATURE, AND FILM HISTORY
    1946
    "The Iceman Cometh," by Eugene O'Neill, opens on Broadway
    COLONIAL AMERICA
    1635
    Rhode Island founder banished from Massachusetts
    CRIME
    1942
    A Chicago bootlegger escapes from prison
    GERMANY
    1974
    Oskar Schindler—credited with saving 1,200 Jews during the Holocaust—dies
    INVENTIONS & SCIENCE
    1936
    Hoover Dam begins transmitting electricity to Los Angeles
    1992
    Meteorite crashes into Chevy Malibu
    NATURAL DISASTERS & ENVIRONMENT
    1963
    Landslide kills thousands in Italy
    RUSSIA
    1975
    Andrei Sakharov wins Nobel Peace Prize
    WORLD WAR II
    1940
    St. Paul's Cathedral bombed
     
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    1985
    US Navy fighter jets intercept Italian cruise ship hijackers
    The hijacking of the Italian cruise ship Achille Lauro reaches a dramatic climax when U.S. Navy F-14 fighters intercept an Egyptian airliner attempting to fly the Palestinian hijackers to freedom and force the jet to land at a NATO base in Sigonella, Sicily. American and Italian troops surrounded th... read more
    19TH CENTURY
    1845
    US Naval Academy opens
    1877
    Colonel George Custer's funeral is held at West Point
    AMERICAN REVOLUTION
    1775
    William Howe named commander in chief of British army
    ART, LITERATURE, AND FILM HISTORY
    1935
    "Porgy and Bess," the first great American opera, premieres on Broadway
    1987
    Whitesnake's "Here I Go Again" tops the charts
    2004
    Superman Christopher Reeve dies at age 52
    CRIME
    1991
    A former postal worker commits mass murder
    FRANCE
    732
    Battle of Tours
    U.S. PRESIDENTS
    1957
    President Dwight D. Eisenhower apologizes to African diplomat
    U.S. GOVERNMENT
    1973
    Vice President Agnew resigns
    WORLD WAR II
    1944
    Eight hundred children are gassed to death at Auschwitz
     
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    2002
    Jimmy Carter wins Nobel Peace Prize
    On October 11, 2002, former President Jimmy Carter wins the Nobel Peace Prize "for his decades of untiring effort to find peaceful solutions to international conflicts, to advance democracy and human rights, and to promote economic and social development." Carter, a peanut farmer from Georgia, serve... read more
    AFRICA
    1899
    Boer War begins in South Africa
    AMERICAN REVOLUTION
    1776
    Benedict Arnold fights valiantly at Valcour Island
    ART, LITERATURE, AND FILM HISTORY
    1971
    John Lennon's "Imagine" is released
    1975
    Bruce Springsteen scores his first pop hit with "Born to Run"
    1975
    "Saturday Night Live" debuts
    COLD WAR
    1986
    Soviet-U.S. arms control talks break down over President Reagan's "Star Wars" initiative
    EARLY U.S.
    1793
    Yellow fever breaks out in Philadelphia
    RELIGION
    1962
    Pope John XXIII opens Vatican II
    SPACE EXPLORATION
    1968
    Apollo 7 launched
    U.S. PRESIDENTS
    1975
    Bill Clinton and Hillary Rodham marry
    VIETNAM WAR
    1954
    Viet Minh take control in the north
    WESTWARD EXPANSION
    1809
    Meriwether Lewis dies along the Natchez Trace, Tennessee
    WORLD WAR I
    1915
    Bulgaria enters World War I
     
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    1492
    Columbus reaches the "New World"
    After sailing across the Atlantic Ocean, Italian explorer Christopher Columbus sights a Bahamian island, believing he has reached East Asia. His expedition went ashore the same day and claimed the land for Isabella and Ferdinand of Spain, who sponsored his attempt to find a western ocean route to Ch... read more

    21ST CENTURY
    2002
    Terrorists kill 202 in Bali
    ART, LITERATURE, AND FILM HISTORY
    1940
    Silent-film star Tom Mix dies in Arizona car wreck
    1997
    John Denver dies in an aircraft accident
    2007
    Al Gore wins Nobel Prize in the wake of "An Inconvenient Truth"
    CIVIL WAR
    1870
    Robert E. Lee dies
    COLD WAR
    1960
    Nikita Khrushchev allegedly brandishes his shoe at the United Nations
    CRIME
    1998
    Matthew Shepard, victim of anti-gay hate crime, dies
    2000
    USS Cole attacked by terrorists
    GERMANY
    1810
    The origin of Oktoberfest
    NATURAL DISASTERS & ENVIRONMENT
    1918
    Fire rages in Minnesota
    SPACE EXPLORATION
    1964
    USSR leads the space race
    U.S. PRESIDENTS
    1786
    Thomas Jefferson composes romantic letter
    VIETNAM WAR
    1972
    Racial violence breaks out aboard U.S. Navy ships
    WORLD WAR I
    1915
    British nurse Edith Cavell executed
    WORLD WAR II
    1945
    Conscientious objector awarded Medal of Honor
     
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    1792
    White House cornerstone laid
    The cornerstone is laid for a presidential residence in the newly designated capital city of Washington, D.C. In 1800, President John Adams became the first president to reside in the executive mansion, which soon became known as the "White House" because its white-gray Virginia freestone contrasted... read more
    AMERICAN REVOLUTION
    1775
    Continental Congress authorizes first naval force
    ART, LITERATURE, AND FILM HISTORY
    1957
    Atomic Age sci-fi thriller "The Amazing Colossal Man" opens
    1975
    Singer Charlie Rich protests John Denver's big win at the CMA Awards
    CRIME
    1999
    Grand jury dismissed in JonBenét Ramsey murder case
    GERMANY
    1977
    Palestinians hijack German airliner
    LATIN AMERICA
    1972
    Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571 crashes in the Andes
    2010
    Chilean miners are rescued after 69 days underground
    SPORTS
    1967
    American Basketball Association debuts
    WAR OF 1812
    1812
    Sir Isaac Brock saves Canada from U.S. invasion
    WORLD WAR II
    1943
    Italy declares war on Germany
     
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    1947
    Chuck Yeager breaks the sound barrier
    U.S. Air Force Captain Chuck Yeager becomes the first person to fly faster than the speed of sound. Yeager, born in Myra, West Virginia, in 1923, was a combat fighter during World War II and flew 64 missions over Europe. He shot down 13 German planes and was himself shot down over France, but he esc... read more
    ART, LITERATURE, AND FILM HISTORY
    1892
    "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes" published
    1957
    "Wake Up Little Susie" becomes the Everly Brothers' first #1 hit
    1994
    "Pulp Fiction" opens in theaters
    BLACK HISTORY
    1964
    Martin Luther King, Jr. wins Nobel Peace Prize
    COLD WAR
    1962
    Cuban Missile Crisis begins
    1964
    Nikita Khrushchev ousted as premier of Soviet Union
    CRIME
    1975
    Trial begins in Amityville murders
    GREAT BRITAIN
    1066
    The Battle of Hastings
    U.S. PRESIDENTS
    1890
    Dwight D. Eisenhower is born
    1912
    Theodore Roosevelt shot in Milwaukee
    VIETNAM WAR
    1968
    U.S. servicemen sent to Vietnam for second tours
    WORLD WAR I
    1918
    Adolf Hitler wounded in British gas attack
    WORLD WAR II
    1944
    German General Erwin Rommel-aka "The Desert Fox"-dies by suicide
     
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    1917
    Dancer and spy Mata Hari is executed
    Dancer, courtesan and alleged spy Mata Hari is executed for espionage by a French firing squad at Vincennes outside of Paris. She first came to Paris in 1905 and found fame as a performer of Asian-inspired dances. She soon began touring all over Europe, telling the story of how she was bor... read more
    SOVIET UNION
    1990
    Mikhail Gorbachev wins Nobel Peace Prize
    CIVIL WAR
    1863
    H.L. Hunley sinks during tests
    CRIME
    1948
    A murderous husband is executed
    INVENTIONS & SCIENCE
    2004
    "Funeral coaches" exempted from car-seat law
    NATIVE AMERICAN HISTORY
    1880
    Chiricahua Apache leader Victorio is killed south of El Paso, Texas
    SPORTS
    1989
    Wayne Gretzky breaks NHL points record
    U.S. PRESIDENTS
    1948
    Gerald Ford marries Elizabeth Bloomer
    U.S. GOVERNMENT
    1991
    Clarence Thomas confirmed to the Supreme Court
    VIETNAM WAR
    1965
    Draft card burning demonstrations staged across the country
    WORLD WAR II
    1945
    Vichy leader executed for treason
    1946
    High-ranking Nazi leader Hermann Göring dies
     
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    The Long March
    The embattled Chinese Communists break through Nationalist enemy lines and begin an epic flight from their encircled headquarters in southwest China. Known as Ch'ang Cheng — the "Long March" — the retreat lasted 368 days and covered 6,000 miles, more than twice the distance from New York to San Francisc... read more
    1980s
    1987
    Baby Jessica rescued from a well as the world watches
    ABOLITIONIST MOVEMENT
    1859
    John Brown's raid on Harpers Ferry
    ART, LITERATURE, AND FILM HISTORY
    1847
    Charlotte Brontë's "Jane Eyre" is published in London
    1854
    Celebrated writer Oscar Wilde is born
    1923
    Walt Disney Company is founded
    BLACK HISTORY
    1995
    Million Man March
    CHINA
    1964
    China joins A-bomb club
    CRIME
    1991
    Twenty-three diners massacred at Texas restaurant
    FRANCE
    1793
    Marie Antoinette is beheaded
    INVENTIONS & SCIENCE
    1958
    Chevrolet introduces the El Camino
    SPORTS
    1968
    Tommie Smith and John Carlos raise their fists at the 1968 Olympics
    1996
    Stampede kills 84 at World Cup match
    U.S. PRESIDENTS
    1854
    Abraham Lincoln speaks out against slavery
    VIETNAM WAR
    1973
    Henry Kissinger and Le Duc Tho awarded Nobel Peace Prize
    WORLD WAR II
    1946
    Nazi war criminals executed
     
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    1931
    Al Capone goes to prison
    On October 17, 1931, gangster Al Capone is sentenced to 11 years in prison for tax evasion and fined $80,000, signaling the downfall of one of the most notorious criminals of the 1920s and 1930s. Alphonse Gabriel Capone was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1899 to Italian immigrants. He was expelled f... read more
    1980s
    1986
    U.S. aid to Contras signed into law
    AMERICAN REVOLUTION
    1777
    Americans win more than a battle at Saratoga
    ART, LITERATURE, AND FILM HISTORY
    1974
    "Benji" opens in theaters
    CRIME
    1906
    A shoemaker leads German soldiers in a robbery
    SPORTS
    1989
    Oakland-San Francisco World Series game postponed because of earthquake
    MIDDLE EAST
    1973
    OPEC enacts oil embargo
    NATURAL DISASTERS & ENVIRONMENT
    1989
    Loma Prieta earthquake strikes near San Francisco
    U.S. PRESIDENTS
    1974
    President Ford explains his pardon of Nixon to Congress
    WESTWARD EXPANSION
    1835
    The first resolution formally creating the Texas Rangers is approved
    WORLD WAR I
    1912
    Serbia and Greece declare war on Ottoman Empire in First Balkan War
     
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    1867
    U.S. takes possession of Alaska
    The U.S. formally takes possession of Alaska after purchasing the territory from Russia for $7.2 million. The Alaska purchase was championed by William Henry Seward, the secretary of state under President Andrew Johnson.On October 18, 1867, the U.S. formally takes possession of Alaska after purchasi... read more
    AMERICAN REVOLUTION
    1767
    Mason and Dixon draw a line, dividing the colonies
    ART, LITERATURE, AND FILM HISTORY
    1974
    Soul singer Al Green is attacked in his own bathtub
    1988
    "Roseanne" debuts
    CHINA
    1860
    Peking's Summer Palace destroyed
    CRIME
    1968
    John Lennon and Yoko Ono arrested for drug possession
    EXPLORATION
    1469
    Ferdinand of Aragon marries Isabella of Castile
    INVENTIONS & SCIENCE
    1931
    Thomas Edison dies
    1933
    R. Buckminster Fuller tries to patent his Dymaxion Car
    SPORTS
    1977
    Reggie Jackson—aka "Mr. October"—hits three homers in three swings
    U.S. GOVERNMENT
    1972
    Clean Water Act becomes law
    UNITED STATES
    1898
    U.S. takes control of Puerto Rico
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    1916
    British soldier Harry Farr executed for cowardice
     
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    1781
    Americans defeat the British at Yorktown
    Hopelessly trapped at Yorktown, Virginia, British General Lord Cornwallis surrenders 8,000 British soldiers and seamen to a larger Franco-American force, effectively bringing an end to the American Revolution. Lord Cornwallis was one of the most capable British generals of the American Revolution. I... read more
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    1987
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    ART, LITERATURE, AND FILM HISTORY
    1985
    "Take on Me" music video helps Norway's A-ha reach the top the U.S. pop charts
    1985
    First Blockbuster store opens
    CIVIL WAR
    1864
    Battle of Cedar Creek
    CRIME
    1982
    John Z. DeLorean is arrested in $24 million cocaine deal
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    1812
    Napoleon retreats from Moscow
    GREAT BRITAIN
    1989
    Guildford Four are cleared of IRA bombings
    NATURAL DISASTERS & ENVIRONMENT
    1991
    Fire sweeps through Oakland hills
    U.S. PRESIDENTS
    1796
    Editorial accuses Thomas Jefferson of affair with enslaved woman
    WORLD WAR I
    1914
    First Battle of Ypres