TODAY IN HISTORY
British spy John Andre was hanged in Tappan, N.Y., during the Revolutionary War.
The first battle of the Texas Revolution took place as American settlers fought Mexican soldiers near the Guadalupe River; the Mexicans ended up withdrawing.
President Woodrow Wilson suffered a serious stroke at the White House that left him paralyzed on his left side.
The Benny Goodman Sextet (which included Lionel Hampton) made their first recording, “Flying Home,” for Columbia.
During World War II, German armies launched an all-out drive against Moscow; Soviet forces succeeded in holding onto their capital.