TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

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On Oct. 17, 1777, Bri­tish forces un­der Gen. John Bur­goyne sur­ren­dered to Amer­i­can troops in Saratoga, New York, in a turn­ing point of the Rev­o­lu­tion­ary War.

In 1931, mob­ster Al Ca

pone was con­victed in Chicago of in­come tax eva­sion.

In 1933, Al­bert Ein­stein ar­rived in the United States as a refugee from Nazi Ger­many.

In 1939, Frank Capra’s com­edy-drama “Mr. Smith Goes to Wash­ing­ton,” star­ring James Ste­wart as an ide­al­is­tic ju­nior U.S. se­na­tor, had its pre­miere in

the na­tion’s cap­i­tal.

In 1967, Puyi, the last em­peror of China, died in Bei­jing at age 61.

In 1979, Mother Teresa of In­dia was awarded the No­bel Peace Prize.

In 2007, Pres­i­dent Ge­orge W. Bush, rais­ing Bei­jing’s ire, pre­sented the Dalai Lama with the Con­gres­sional Gold Medal.

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