Lead Story
U.S. postal system established, 1775
American Revolution
Congress establishes U.S. Post Office, 1775
Automotive
Three race fans killed at Michigan Speedway, 1998
Civil War
Confederate leader John Hunt Morgan captured, 1863
Cold War
Truman signs the National Security Act, 1947
Crime
Real-life Psycho Ed Gein dies, 1984
Disaster
Grasshoppers bring ruin to Midwest, 1931
General Interest
Liberian independence proclaimed, 1847
FBI founded, 1908
Winston Churchill resigns, 1945
Egypt nationalizes the Suez Canal, 1956
Hollywood
Entertainer Mick Jagger born, 1943
Literary
William Faulkner begins a screenwriting stint, 1942
Music
Van McCoy's "The Hustle" is the #1 song in America, 1975
Old West
Officer Wyatt Earp fatally wounds cowboy, 1878
Presidential
John Quincy Adams marries Louisa Johnson, 1797
Sports
Bob Mathias wins second Olympic decathlon, 1952
Vietnam War
South Vietnamese opposition leader tried and sentenced, 1968
South Vietnamese troops raise flag over Quang Tri, 1972
World War I
Australians battle Germans at Pozieres, 1916
World War II
United States freezes Japanese assets, 1941



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