TODAY IN HIS­TORY

TODAY’S HIGH­LIGHT

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - KICKOFF -

Oct. 9, 1936

The first gen­er­a­tor at Boul­der (later Hoover) Dam be­gan trans­mit­ting elec­tric­ity to Los An­ge­les.

ALSO ON THIS DATE 1776

A group of Span­ish mis­sion­ar­ies set­tled in present-day San Fran­cisco.

1888

The pub­lic was first ad­mit­ted to the Wash­ing­ton Mon­u­ment.

1975

Soviet sci­en­tist An­drei Sakharov was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

1985

The hi­jack­ers of the Achille Lauro cruise liner sur­ren­dered two days af­ter seiz­ing the ves­sel in the Mediter­ranean. (Pas­sen­ger Leon Klinghof­fer was killed by the hi­jack­ers dur­ing the stand­off.)

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