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1923 - Japan's Great Kanto Earthquake
1939 - Nazi Germany Invaded Poland, Starting World War II
   
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Victory in Japan Day1666 - Start of the Great Fire in London
1789 - Establishment of the U.S. Treasury Department
1945 - V-J (Victory in Japan) Day: Japan's Formal Surrender
   
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1189 - Richard I--the "Lionhearted"--Crowned at Westminster Abbey
1783 - Treaty of Paris Signed between Great Britain and the United States
   
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1781 - Los Angeles Founded by the Spanish
1888 - Kodak Trademark Patented by George Eastman
   
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1774 - Meeting of the First Continental Congress in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1905 - Treaty of Portsmouth Signed
   
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1901 - President William McKinley Shot by an Anarchist in Buffalo, New York
   
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1822 - Brazil independent
1940 - Start of the German Blitzkrieg over London
   
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1966 - Television Premiere of Star Trek
1974 - Richard Nixon Pardoned by Gerald Ford
   
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1850 - California became a U.S. state.
1948 - Birth of People's Democratic Republic of Korea (North Korea)
   
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1846 - A patent was granted to Elias Howe for his sewing machine.
1963 - Twenty African-American Students Entered Public Schools in Three Alabama Cities under the Protection of the National Guard
WORLD SUICIDE PREVENTION DAY
   
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1936 - Boulder (Now "Hoover") Dam Dedicated by Franklin Delano Roosevelt
2001 - Terrorists hijacked four airplanes in an event that became known as "9/11."  Two were used to knock down the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, a third crashed into the Pentagon, and a fourth crashed outside of Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
   
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1609 - Henry Hudson Began Exploring the Hudson River
1953 - Jacqueline Bouvier and John Fitzgerald Kennedy Married
   
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1941 - Nationalist leader Chiang Kai-Shek became China's president.
   
14 1814 - Francis Scott Key composed "The Star Spangled Banner."
1901 - U.S. President William McKinley was assassinated in Buffalo, New York.
1940 - The Selective Service Act was passed by Congress.
  
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September 15-October 15 - Hispanic Heritage Month
1821
- Independence for Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and El Salvador
1935 - Nuremberg Laws Enacted in Germany
1963 - Bombing of a Church in Birmingham, Alabama, Killed Four African-American Girls
 
 
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1630 - Shawmut, Massachusetts, changed its name to Boston.
1919 - The American Legion was incorporated by the U.S. Congress.
1944 - The first public Jewish religious service in Germany since the rise of Adolf Hitler (1933) took place, led by U.S. Army Chaplain Sidney Lefkowitz.  NBC in the U.S. broadcast a service led by Rabbi Lefkowitz, with Max Fuchs serving as cantor, on October 26, during which the artillery shells of advancing American troops could be heard in the background.  Click here to hear Max Fuchs recall the event.
1975 - Independence for Papua New Guinea.
   
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1787 - Completion of the U.S. Constitution.
1862 - Battle of Antietam (U.S. Civil War).
1920 - American Professional Football Association (today's NFL) Organized in Canton, Ohio.
2011 - Occupy Wall Street Movement began in New York City's Zuccotti Park.
   
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1810 - Chile Independent
1850 - Fugitive Slave Act Passed by the U.S. Congress
1947 - National Security Act Passed
   
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2001 - Combat aircraft were ordered to the Persian Gulf by the U.S. government under President George W. Bush.
   
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1870 - Papal States Taken from the French by Victor Emmanuel II
2001 - Tom Ridge Named as Head of the Office of Homeland Security by U.S. President George W. Bush
   
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Queen Marie Antoinette of France (1755-1793)1792 - The monarchy was abolished by the French National Convention as part of the French Revolution (1789-1799).
1949 - The People's Republic of China was proclaimed.
1964 - Malta Independent.
1981 - Belize Independent.
   
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1792 - The French Republic was proclaimed.
   
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1779 - "I have not yet begun to fight!" was proclaimed by John Paul Jones from the warship Bonhomme Richard.
   
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1789 - First Judiciary Act Passed by Congress
1957 - Last Game by the Brooklyn Dodgers Played at Ebbets Field
   
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1775 - Capture of Ethan Allen during the American Revolutionary War
1890 - Polygamy Renounced by the Mormon Church
1981 - Sandra Day O'Connor, First Female U.S. Supreme Court Justice, Sworn In
   
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1789 - Thomas Jefferson Appointed Secretary of State by President George Washington
1914 - Establishment of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
   
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The Pianist (2002)1540 - Charter for the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) Approved by Pope Paul II
1939 - Surrender of Warsaw, Poland, to Nazi German Forces
1964 - The Warren Commission, a group organized to research the assassination of U.S. President John F. Kennedy, concluded its investigation.
   
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1542 - San Diego Reached by Portuguese Explorer Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo
1939 - Nazi-Soviet Pact
   
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1399 - Abdication of England's Richard II.
   
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1938 - Munich Pact Signed
1949 - End of the Berlin Airlift
1966 - Botswana Independent
 
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