To­day in his­tory

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In 1793 Eli Whit­ney ap­plied for a patent for his cot­ton gin.

In 1886 the Statue of Lib­erty, a gift from the peo­ple of France, was ded­i­cated in New York Har­bor by Pres­i­dent Cleve­land.

In 1922 fas­cism came to Italy as Ben­ito Mus­solini took con­trol of the gov­ern­ment.

In 1955 Bill Gates, Mi­crosoft Corp. co-founder and chair­man, was born Wil­liam Henry Gates III in Seat­tle.

In 1962 the Cuban mis­sile cri­sis eased as Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev said his gov­ern­ment would pull its nu­clear mis­siles out of Cuba.

In 2000 the party of mod­er­ate Ibrahim Ru­gova won Kosovo’s mu­nic­i­pal elec­tions.

Also in 2000 David Trim­ble, leader of North­ern Ire­land’s big­gest Protes­tant party, nar­rowly won a cru­cial party bat­tle, keep­ing alive the prov­ince’s pow­er­shar­ing gov­ern­ment.

In 2002 Amer­i­can diplo­mat Lau­rence Fo­ley was as­sas­si­nated in front of his house in Am­man, Jor­dan, in the first such at­tack on a U.S. diplo­mat in decades.

In 2003 fire­fight­ers beat back flames on Los An­ge­les’ doorstep, sav­ing hun­dreds of homes in the city’s San Fer­nando Val­ley from Cal­i­for­nia’s dead­li­est wild­fires in more than a decade. Also in

2003 the Se­nate con­firmed Utah Gov. Mike Leav­itt as head of the En­vi­ron­men­tal Pro­tec­tion Agency.

In 2016 the FBI rat­tled the pres­i­den­tial race by an­nounc­ing it was again mak­ing in­quiries about emails that might be re­lated to can­di­date Hil­lary Clin­ton’s pri­vate server; less than two weeks later Clin­ton lost to Don­ald Trump.

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