2005—Terrorists attack London transit system at rush hour.
2000—Stock car driver Kenny Irwin Jr. dies in crash.
1987—Tanker accident causes deadly fire.
1983—Samantha Smith leaves for visit to the USSR.
1981—O’Connor nominated to Supreme Court.
1976—Female cadets enrolled at West Point.
1969—First U.S. troops withdrawn from South Vietnam.
1955—China announces it will provide aid to Hanoi.
1946—Future president Jimmy Carter marries.
1942—Himmler decides to begin medical experiments on Auschwitz prisoners.
1941—U.S. occupies Iceland.
1930—Building of Hoover Dam begins.
1912—Jim Thorpe begins Olympic triathlon.
1900—Warren Earp killed in Arizona.
1865—Mary Surratt is first woman executed by U.S. federal government.
1863—Kit Carson’s campaign against the Indians starts.
1852—Birthday of Sherlock Holmes’ sidekick Dr. Watson.
1797—Impeachment of Sen. Blount.
1777—The Battle of Hubbardton took place
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