American Revolution
Congress ratifies peace with Great Britain, 1783

Automotive
Race car driver goes down with the Titanic, 1912

Civil War
President Lincoln dies, 1865

Cold War
Castro visits the United States, 1959

Crime
The Sacco-Vanzetti case draws national attention, 1920

Disaster
"Unsinkable" Titanic sinks, 1912

General Interest
President Lincoln dies, 1865

Titanic sinks, 1912

Pol Pot dies, 1998

Hollywood
Greta Garbo dies, 1990

Literary
English author and politician Jeffrey Archer is born, 1940

Music
Bessie Smith is born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, 1894


Old West
Molly Brown avoids sinking with the Titanic, 1912

Presidential
Lincoln is pronounced dead, 1865

Sports
Jackie Robinson breaks major league color barrier, 1947

Vietnam War
Antiwar protests held in New York and San Francisco, 1967

U.S. 1st Infantry Division withdraws from Vietnam, 1970

World War I
British evacuate Passchendaele Ridge, 1918

World War II
Soviets capture Tarnopol in Poland, 1944

Jackie Robinson breaks color barrier, 1947
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