TODAY IN HIS­TORY

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

1514

Mary Tu­dor, the 18-year-old sis­ter of Henry VIII, be­came Queen con­sort of France upon her mar­riage to 52-year-old King Louis XII, who died less than three months later.

1776

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

1914

The Bel­gian city of An­twerp fell to Ger­man forces dur­ing World War I.

1936

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

1958

Pope Pius XII died at age 82, end­ing a 19-year pa­pacy. (He was suc­ceeded by Pope John XXIII.)

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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