Lead Story
American Red Cross founded, 1881

American Revolution
Lenape Indians abduct Mary Campbell from western Pennsylvania, 1758

Connecticut enacts first speed-limit law, 1901

Civil War
The Siege of Port Hudson begins, 1863

Cold War
Gorbachev consolidates power, 1988

Leopold and Loeb gain national attention, 1924

Long Island Lolita is arrested, 1992

A veteran's flashback defense doesn't hold up in court, 1996

Huge earthquake hits Chile, 1960

General Interest
De Soto dies in the American wilderness, 1542

Lindbergh lands in Paris, 1927

Earhart completes transatlantic flight, 1932

Soap star Susan Lucci wins first Emmy after 19 nominations, 1999

Serialization of Colette's The Vagabond begins, 1910

Chuck Berry records "Maybellene", 1955

Old West
Black Spanish explorer Estevan is reported killed, 1539

Garfield's spine on display at museum, 2000

Nancy Lopez wins her first Coca-Cola Classic, 1978

Vietnam War
Military spokesman defends "Hamburger Hill", 1969

World War I
Second Moroccan Crisis, 1911

World War II
Nazis kill "unfit" people in East Prussia, 1940

Thousands of Jews die in Nazi gas chambers; IG Farber sets up factory, 1942