CNN launches, 1980
American Revolution
Benedict Arnold is court-martialed, 1779
Automotive
Nissan Motor Company founded, 1934
Civil War
Battle of Cold Harbor begins, 1864
Cold War
Soviets charge Shcharansky with treason, 1977
Crime
Opening statements begin in Scott Peterson murder trial, 2004
Disaster
Coal mine explosion kills 236 in Japan, 1965
General Interest
Crete falls to German forces, 1941
De Gaulle reassumes French leadership, 1958
Helen Keller dies, 1968
Superpowers to destroy chemical weapons, 1990
Hollywood
Marilyn Monroe born, 1926
Literary
Coleridge begins to publish The Friend, 1809
Music
The Beatles release Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, 1967
Old West
John Wesley Hardin arrives in Abilene, 1871
Presidential
Future President Hoover caught in Boxer Rebellion, 1900
Sports
George Mikan dies, 2005
Vietnam War
Top U.S. officials meet in Honolulu, 1964
Vietnam Veterans group announces support for Nixon, 1971
World War I
Germans launch attack on British lines in Ypres Salient, 1916
World War II
News of death camp killings becomes public for first time, 1942
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