TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - NATION+WORLD -

1780

Bri­tish spy John An­dre was hanged in Tap­pan, N.Y., dur­ing the Revo­lu­tion­ary War.

1835

The first bat­tle of the Texas Rev­o­lu­tion took place as Amer­i­can set­tlers fought Mex­i­can sol­diers near the Guadalupe River; the Mex­i­cans ended up with­draw­ing.

1919

Pres­i­dent Woodrow Wil­son suf­fered a se­ri­ous stroke at the White House that left him par­a­lyzed on his left side.

1939

The Benny Good­man Sex­tet (which in­cluded Lionel Hamp­ton) made their first record­ing, “Fly­ing Home,” for Columbia.

1941

Dur­ing World War II, Ger­man armies launched an all-out drive against Moscow; Soviet forces suc­ceeded in hold­ing onto their cap­i­tal.

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