TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

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1586

Mary, Queen of Scots, went on trial in Eng­land, ac­cused of com­mit­ting trea­son against Queen El­iz­a­beth I. She was be­headed in Fe­bru­ary 1587.

1912

Theodore Roo­sevelt, cam­paign­ing for the pres­i­dency, was shot in the chest in Mil­wau­kee. De­spite the wound, he went ahead with a sched­uled speech.

1926

“Win­nie-the-Pooh” by A.A. Milne was first pub­lished by Methuen & Co. of Lon­don.

1933

Nazi Ger­many an­nounced it was with­draw­ing from the League of Na­tions.

1964

Civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. was named win­ner of the No­bel Peace Prize.

1968

The first suc­cess­ful live tele­cast from a manned U.S. space­craft was trans­mit­ted from Apollo 7.

1987

A 58-hour drama be­gan in Mid­land, Texas, as 18-month-old Jes­sica McClure slid 22 feet down a nar­row aban­doned well at a pri­vate day care cen­ter; she was res­cued on Oct. 16.

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