Lead Story
Transcontinental railroad completed, 1869

American Revolution
Second Continental Congress assembles as Ticonderoga falls, 1775


Automotive
Government gives Chrysler $1.5 billion loan, 1980

Civil War
Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson dies, 1863

Cold War
China releases Tiananmen Square prisoners, 1990

Crime
J. Edgar Hoover begins his legacy with the FBI, 1924

Disaster
Death on Mount Everest, 1996

General Interest
Jefferson Davis captured, 1865

Churchill becomes prime minister, 1940

Nelson Mandela inaugurated, 1994

Hollywood
Joan Crawford dies, 1977

Literary
The final volume of Tom Jones is published, 1749

Music
"Mother" Maybelle Carter is born, 1909

Old West
First transcontinental railroad is completed, 1869

Presidential
Hayes has first phone installed in White House, 1877

Sports
Bobby Orr leads Bruins to Stanley Cup title, 1970

Vietnam War
Operation Apache Snow is launched, 1969

Intense air war continues over North Vietnam, 1972

World War I
Treaty of Frankfurt am Main ends Franco-Prussian War, 1871

World War II
As Germany invades Holland and Belgium, Winston Churchill becomes prime minister of Great Britain, 1940
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