Lead Story
Andropov writes to U.S. student, 1983

American Revolution
Cornwallis retreats from Guilford Courthouse, 1781

Automotive
Italian Formula One driver dies in crash, 2001

Civil War
Confederates overwhelm Union at Marks' Mills, 1864

Cold War
Andropov writes to an American fifth-grader, 1983

Crime
A father is exonerated after 21 years, 1989

Disaster
Air tragedy hits Canary Islands, 1980

General Interest
Ground broken for Suez Canal, 1859

Space telescope in orbit, 1990

Hollywood
Ginger Rogers dies, 1995

Literary
Robinson Crusoe is published, 1719

Music
Ella Fitzgerald is born, 1917

Old West
A play lionizing Davy Crockett opens, 1831

Presidential
Truman inaugurates White House bowling alley, 1947

Sports
Maple Leafs win third Stanley Cup in a row, 1964

Vietnam War
Johnson announces appointment of Westmoreland, 1964


North Vietnamese Army close to cutting South Vietnam in two, 1972

World War I
Allies begin invasion of Gallipoli, 1915


World War II
Americans and Russians link up, cut Germany in two, 1945
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