American Revolution
Rhode Island declares independence, 1776

Automotive
Bruce Springsteen releases "Pink Cadillac", 1984

Civil War
Army of the Potomac crosses the Rapidan, 1864

Cold War
Tito dies, 1980

Crime
A riot breaks out in Haymarket Square, 1886

An inhumane execution, 1990

Disaster
Nigerian aircraft crashes in crowded city, 2002

General Interest
The Haymarket Square Riot, 1886

National Guard kills four at Kent State, 1970

Margaret Thatcher sworn in, 1979

Hollywood
Audrey Hepburn born, 1929

Literary
Norman Mailer's first novel, The Naked and the Dead, is published, 1948

Music
Gene Vincent records "Be-Bop-A-Lula", 1956

Old West
Jack Slade joins the army, 1847

Presidential
Lincoln is buried in Springfield, Illinois, 1865

David Frost interviews Richard Nixon, 1977

Sports
Willie Mays breaks National League home run record, 1965

Vietnam War
Rusk reports on Viet Cong strength, 1961

Four students killed at Kent State, 1970

World War I
Germany agrees to limit its submarine warfare, 1916

World War II
As the Nazi threat dies, the Red Army rises, 1945
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