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1853 – Olympia forms as capital of Washington Territory.

1861 – Confederate congress officially admits Missouri to Confederacy.

1871 – Ku Klux Klan trials began in Federal District Court in South Carolina.

1914 – World War I: Following a war-induced closure in July, the New York Stock Exchange re-opens for bond trading.

1934 – Winston Churchill tells British Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin not to under estimate German air power.

1942 – 492 die in a fire that destroyed Cocoanut Grove nightclub in Boston.

1944 – Hal Newhouser is named American League MVP.

1951 – John Van Druten’s “I am a Camera” premieres in NYC.

1956 – Photography begins on “….& God Created Women”

1958 – American League announces Opening Day in 1959 will be earliest ever, April 9.

1958 – US reports 1st full-range firing of an Intercontinental ballistic missile.

1963 – Crusher beats Verne Gagne in St. Paul, to become NWA champ.

1969 – Ted Sizemore becomes 7th Dodger to win NL Rookie of Year.

1973 – Baltimore Oriole Al Bumbry wins American League Rookie of Year.

1979 – LA Dodger Rick Sutcliffe wins National League Rookie of Year.

1983 – 9th Space Shuttle Mission-Columbia 6-is launched.

1986 – US President Reagan administration exceeds SALT II arms limitations for 1st time.

1986 – OPEC reaches oil production accord.

1994 – In Portage, Wisconsin, convicted serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer is clubbed to death by an inmate in the Columbian Correction Institutional gymnasium.

1995 – James Brady, former White House press secretary, suffers a heart attack.

2016 – “Hamilton” sets new record for most money earned in a week on Broadway – $3.3 million.

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