TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

The Arizona Republic - - News -

In 1901, Pres­i­dent Wil­liam McKin­ley’s as­sas­sin, Leon Czol­gosz, was elec­tro­cuted.

In 1929, Wall Street crashed on “Black Tues­day,” herald­ing the start of Amer­ica’s Great De­pres­sion.

In 1940, a blind­folded Sec­re­tary of War Henry L. Stim­son drew the first num­ber — 158 — from a glass bowl in Amer­ica’s first peace­time mil­i­tary draft.

In 1956, dur­ing the Suez Canal cri­sis, Is­rael in­vaded Egypt’s Si­nai Penin­sula. “The Hunt­ley-Brink­ley Report” pre­miered as NBC’s nightly tele­vi­sion news­cast.

In 1967, the coun­ter­cul­ture rock mu­si­cal “Hair” of­fi­cially opened off-Broad­way at Joseph Papp’s Pub­lic Theater 12 days af­ter be­gin­ning pre­views. Expo 67 in Mon­treal, Que­bec, Canada, closed af­ter six months.

In 1979, on the 50th an­niver­sary of the great stock mar­ket crash, anti-nu­clear pro­test­ers tried but failed to shut down the New York Stock Ex­change.

In 1987, fol­low­ing the con­fir­ma­tion de­feat of Robert H. Bork to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court, Pres­i­dent Ron­ald Rea­gan an­nounced his choice of Dou­glas H. Gins­burg, a nom­i­na­tion that fell apart over rev­e­la­tions of Gins­burg’s pre­vi­ous mar­i­juana use. Jazz great Woody Her­man died in Los An­ge­les at age 74.

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