Lead Story
Great Emigration departs for Oregon, 1843

American Revolution
Patriot siege of Ninety Six, South Carolina, begins, 1781

Automotive
"Winning" released, stars Paul Newman as a race car driver, 1969

Civil War
Southern congressman attacks Northern senator, 1856



Crime
Atlanta child murderer is questioned, 1981

Chandra Levy's remains found, 2002


Disaster
Belgian department store burns, 1967

General Interest
The War of the Roses, 1455

President Nixon in Moscow, 1972

Yemen united, 1990

Hollywood
Controversial documentary Fahrenheit 9/11 wins Palme d’Or, 2004

Literary
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is born, 1859

Music
Jerry Lee Lewis drops a bombshell in London, 1958

Old West
A thousand pioneers head West on the Oregon Trail, 1843

Presidential
Martha Washington dies, 1802

Sports
Sorenstam makes history, 2003

Vietnam War
Rusk warns North Vietnamese, 1964

Negotiators differ on diplomatic exchange, 1969

World War I
Crisis in Austria-Hungary, 1917

World War II
The Pact of Steel is signed; the Axis is formed, 1939

Operation Chattanooga Choo-Choo is launched, 1944
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