Today in history
2007– Penn’s Into the Wild premieres
2004– Chechen separatists storm Russian school
1998– Federal legislation makes airbags mandatory
1985– Wreck of the Titanic found
1983– Korean Airlines flight shot down by Soviet Union
1981– A teenage boy murders his father
1970– McGovern-Hatfield amendment defeated in the Senate
1969– Qaddafi leads coup in Libya
1968– Fighter pilot nominated for Medal of Honor
1966– De Gaulle urges the United States to get out of Vietnam
1964– First Japanese player makes MLB debut
1939– Germans invade Poland
1928– Robert Pirsig is born
1917– Soldier recounts brush with poison gas
1894– Minnesota town burns
1864– Atlanta falls to Union forces
1862– North and South clash at the Battle of Chantilly
1850– P.T. Barnum brings Jenny Lind to New York
1836– First Anglo women settle west of the Rockies
1807– Aaron Burr acquitted
1802– Richmond Recorder publishes report of presidential concubine
1775– King George refuses Olive Branch Petition
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