Today in history
2011– “West Memphis Three” released from prison after 18 years
1993– Basinger and Baldwin marry
1991– A Jewish youth is killed by a mob
1980– Fire on Saudi jet kills 301
1972– Democratic candidate McGovern attacks Nixon policy in Vietnam
1970– Cambodia and U.S. sign military aid pact
1968– Many Americans against a bombing halt
1964– The Beatles kick off first U.S. tour at San Francisco’s Cow Palace
1960– Captured U.S. spy pilot sentenced in Russia
1953– CIA-assisted coup overthrows government of Iran
1951– Little person makes big league debut
1946– Bill Clinton born
1942– Allies raid Dieppe
1934– Adolf Hitler becomes president of Germany
1919– President Wilson appears before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee
1909– First race is held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway
1895– John Wesley Hardin killed in Texas
1886– Joseph Conrad becomes a British citizen
1862– Dakota Indians bypass Fort Ridgely
1812– Old Ironsides earns its name
1779– Americans raid Paulus Hook, New Jersey
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