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1781 During the Revolutionary War, American forces began the siege on Yorktown Heights, VA.
1787 The U.S. Congress voted to send the new Constitution of the United States to the state legislatures for their approval.
1924 The first around-the-world flight was completed by two U.S. Army planes when they landed in Seattle, WA. The trip took 175 days.
1939 During World War II, Germany and the Soviet Union agreed upon a plan to divide Poland.
1955 The World Series was televised in color for the first time. The game was between the New York Yankees and the Brooklyn Dodgers.
1974 First Lady Betty Ford underwent a mastectomy to remove a lump in her breast.
1989 Ferdinand E. Marcos died in Hawaii, in exile, at the age of 72.
1991 Marion Barry, former mayor of the District of Columbia, was sentenced to six months in prison for possession of crack cocaine.
1991 In response to U.S. President Bush's reduction of U.S. nuclear arms, Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev promised to reciprocate.
1997 The 103rd convention of the Audio Engineering Society (AES) was held in New York City, NY. The official debut of the DVD format was featured.
2000 The U.S. Federal Drug Administration approved the use of RU-486 in the United States. The pill is used to induce an abortion.


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