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1808 At Harvard University, the first college orchestra was founded.
1820 The Missouri Compromise is enacted by the U.S. Congress. It admits Missouri into the Union as a slave state, but prohibits slavery in the rest of the northern Louisiana Purchase Territory.
1836 The thirteen-day siege of the Alamo by Santa Anna and his army ended. The Mexican army of three thousand men defeated the 189 Texas volunteers.
1857 The Supreme Courtís Dred Scott Decision holds that blacks cannot sue in federal court to become U.S. citizens.
1944 During World War II, U.S. heavy bombers began the first American raid on Berlin.
1960 The United States announces that it will deploy 3,500 troops to Vietnam.
1967 U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson announced his plan to establish a draft lottery.
1975 Iran and Iraq announced that they had settled their border dispute.
1980 Islamic militants in Tehran said that they would turn over American hostages to the Revolutionary Council.
1981 Walter Cronkite appeared on his last episode of "CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite." He had been on the job 19 years.
1997 A gunman stole "Tete de Femme," a million-dollar Picasso portrait, from a London gallery. The painting was recovered a week later.
1997 Britain's Queen Elizabeth II launched the first official royal Web site.
1998 A Connecticut state lottery accountant gunned down three supervisors and the lottery chief before killing himself.

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