Lead Story
Battle of Gettysburg ends, 1863
American Revolution
Washington takes command of Continental Army, 1775
Automotive
"Back to the Future" released, features 1981 DeLorean DMC-12, 1985
Civil War
Pickett leads his infamous charge at Gettysburg, 1863
Cold War
Khrushchev consolidates his power, 1957
Crime
A mother is arrested and accused of killing her four children, 1989
Disaster
Charter jet crashes mysteriously, 1970
General Interest
Washington assumes command, 1775
U.S. warship downs Iranian passenger jet, 1988
Hollywood
Tom Cruise born, 1962
Literary
M.F.K. Fisher is born, 1908
Music
Brian Jones and Jim Morrison die, two years apart to the day, 1969
Old West
Idaho becomes 43rd state, 1890
Presidential
Eisenhower initiates federal flood-control program, 1958
Sports
Mike Marshall relieves Tommy John to pitch in 13th consecutive game, 1974
Vietnam War
U.S. command announces new high in casualties, 1968
World War I
Mohammed V, sultan of Turkey, dies, 1918
World War II
Operation Catapult is launched, 1940

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