TO­DAY IN HISTORY

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1789

Ben­jamin Franklin wrote in a let­ter to a friend, JeanBap­tiste Leroy: “In this world noth­ing can be said to be cer­tain, ex­cept death and taxes.”

1909

259 men and boys were killed when fire erupted in­side a coal mine in Cherry, Ill.

1937

The NBC Sym­phony Orches­tra, formed ex­clu­sively for ra­dio broad­cast­ing, made its de­but.

1956

The U.S. Supreme Court up­held a lower court rul­ing that struck down laws call­ing for racial seg­re­ga­tion on pub­lic city and state buses.

1974

Karen Silk­wood, a 28-yearold tech­ni­cian and union ac­tivist at the Kerr-McGee Ci­mar­ron plu­to­nium plant near Cres­cent, Okla., died in a car crash while on her way to meet a re­porter.

2015

The worst at­tack on French soil since World War II took place as Is­lamic State mil­i­tants car­ried out a set of co­or­di­nated at­tacks in Paris on the na­tional sta­dium, restau­rants and streets, and a crowded con­cert hall, killing 130 peo­ple and wound­ing more than 350.

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