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1809 Just over three years af­ter the fa­mous Lewis and Clark ex­pe­di­tion ended, Meri­wether Lewis was found dead in a Ten­nessee inn, an ap­par­ent sui­cide; he was 35.

1910 Theodore Roo­sevelt be­came the first for­mer U.S. pres­i­dent to fly in an air­plane dur­ing a visit to St. Louis.

1968 Apollo 7, the first manned Apollo mis­sion, was launched with as­tro­nauts Wally Schirra, Donn Ful­ton Eisele and R. Wal­ter Cun­ning­ham aboard.

1983 The last full­fledged hand­cranked tele­phone sys­tem in the United States went out of ser­vice as 440 tele­phone cus­tomers in Bryant Pond, Maine, were switched over to di­rect­dial.

1991 Tes­ti­fy­ing be­fore the Se­nate Ju­di­ciary Com­mit­tee, Anita Hill ac­cused Supreme Court nom­i­nee Clarence Thomas of sex­u­ally harassing her; Thomas reap­peared be­fore the panel to de­nounce the pro­ceed­ings as a ‘‘high­tech lynch­ing.’’

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