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LEAD STORY

1913
First successful ascent of Denali

CRIME
2002
Michael Skakel convicted of 1975 murder in Greenwich

GENERAL INTEREST
1942
Battle of Midway ends

1893
Gandhi’s first act of civil disobedience

1939
King George VI becomes the first British monarch to visit the U.S.

INVENTIONS & SCIENCE
1962
Switzerland welcomes first drive-through bank

VIETNAM WAR
1965
General Westmoreland requests 44 battalions

1972
George McGovern continues to campaign against the war

SPORTS
1986
Bo Jackson drafted by Kansas City Royals

PRESIDENTIAL
1966
Ronald Reagan nominated for governor of California

WESTWARD EXPANSION
1866
Chief Seattle dies near the city named for him

ART, LITERATURE, AND FILM HISTORY
1954
Writer Louise Erdrich is born

1976
“New York” magazine publishes the story that becomes “Saturday Night Fever”

1937
Actress Jean Harlow dies

DISASTER
1692
Earthquake destroys Jamaican pirate haven

COLD WAR
1948
Czechoslovakian president Benes resigns

CIVIL WAR
1863
Rebels turned back at Milliken’s Bend

AMERICAN REVOLUTION
1776
Lee Resolution presented to Continental Congress

WORLD WAR II
1942
Japanese land troops on the islands of Attu and Kiska in the Aleutians

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