Lead Story
Adolf Hitler commits suicide, 1945

American Revolution
Samuel Adams writes of hope for more battles, 1776

Automotive
Original Land Rover debuts at auto show, 1948

Civil War
Confederates attack Union troops at Jenkins' Ferry, 1864

Cold War
Organization of American States established, 1948

Crime
The first federal prison for women opens, 1927

Disaster
Orange-sized hail reported in India, 1888


General Interest
The first presidential inauguration, 1789


Louisiana Purchase concluded, 1803


New York World's Fair opens, 1939


Hollywood
“Coming out” episode of Ellen, 1997


Literary
Annie Dillard is born, 1945

Music
Willie Nelson is born, 1933

Old West
Arizona Ranger Burton Mossman is born, 1867

Presidential
George Washington gives first presidential inaugural address, 1789

Sports
Tennis star Monica Seles stabbed, 1993

Vietnam War
South Vietnam surrenders, 1975


World War I
Battle of the Boot, 1917

World War II
Adolf Hitler commits suicide in his underground bunker, 1945
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