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1777 The Mar­quis de Lafayette ar­rives in the Amer­i­can colonies to help in their re­bel­lion against Britain.

1863 Con­fed­er­ate forces on their way to Get­tys­burg clash with Union troops at the Sec­ond Bat­tle of Winch­ester, Vir­ginia.

1920 The U.S. Post Of­fice De­part­ment rules that chil­dren may not be sent by par­cel post. 1923 The French set a trade bar­rier be­tween oc­cu­pied Ruhr and the rest of Ger­many.

1940 Paris is evac­u­ated as the Ger­mans advance on the city.

1943 Ger­man spies land on Long Is­land, New York, and are soon cap­tured.

1944 The first Ger­man V-1 buzz-bomb hits Lon­don.

1949 In­stalled by the French, Bao Dai en­ters Saigon to rule Viet­nam.

1971 The New York Times be­gins pub­lish­ing the Pen­tagon Pa­pers.

1978 Is­raelis with­draw the last of their in­vad­ing forces from Le­banon.

1979 Sioux In­di­ans are awarded $105 mil­lion in com­pen­sa­tion for the 1877 U.S. seizure of the Black Hills in South Dakota.

1983 Pi­o­neer 10, al­ready in space for 11 years, leaves the so­lar sys­tem.

1752 Fanny Bur­ney, English writer.

1786 Win­field Scott, U.S. Army gen­eral.

1831 James C. Maxwell, sci­en­tist.

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