TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

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1620

Pere­grine White was born aboard the Mayflower in Mas­sachusetts Bay; he was the first child born of English par­ents in present-day New Eng­land.

1789

New Jer­sey be­came the first state to rat­ify the Bill of Rights.

1945

22 for­mer Nazi of­fi­cials went on trial be­fore an in­ter­na­tional war crimes tri­bunal in Nurem­berg, Ger­many. (Al­most a year later, the In­ter­na­tional Mil­i­tary Tribune sen­tenced 12 of the de­fen­dants to death; seven re­ceived prison sen­tences rang­ing from 10 years to life; three were ac­quit­ted.)

1947

Bri­tain’s fu­ture queen, Princess Elizabeth, mar­ried Philip Mount­bat­ten, Duke of Ed­in­burgh, at West­min­ster Abbey.

1969

A group of Amer­i­can In­dian ac­tivists be­gan a 19-month oc­cu­pa­tion of Al­ca­traz Is­land in San Fran­cisco Bay.

1975

Af­ter nearly four decades of ab­so­lute rule, Spain’s Gen­er­alis­simo Fran­cisco Franco died, two weeks be­fore his 83rd birth­day.

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