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1543

Eng­land’s King Henry VIII mar­ried his sixth and last wife, Cather­ine Parr.

1909

The House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives joined the Sen­ate in pass­ing the 16th Amend­ment to the U.S. Con­sti­tu­tion, al­low­ing for a fed­eral in­come tax, and sub­mit­ted it to the states.

1957

Pres­i­dent Dwight D. Eisen­hower was flown by he­li­copter from the White House to a se­cret moun­tain­top lo­ca­tion as part of a drill in­volv­ing a mock nu­clear at­tack on Wash­ing­ton.

1967

Ri­ot­ing erupted in Ne­wark, New Jer­sey, over the po­lice beat­ing of a Black taxi driver; 26 peo­ple were killed in the five days of vi­o­lence that fol­lowed.

1974

Pres­i­dent Richard Nixon signed a mea­sure cre­at­ing the Con­gres­sional Bud­get Of­fice.

1984

Demo­cratic pres­i­den­tial can­di­date Wal­ter F. Mon­dale an­nounced his choice of U.S. Rep. Geral­dine A. Fer­raro of New York to be his run­ning-mate; Fer­raro was the first wo­man to run for vice pres­i­dent on a ma­jor-party ticket.

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