TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

TO­DAY’S HIGH­LIGHT

The Oneida Daily Dispatch (Oneida, NY) - - Kickoff -

Oct. 9, 1776

A group of Span­ish mis­sion­ar­ies set­tled in present-day San Fran­cisco.

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1888

The pub­lic was first ad­mit­ted to the Wash­ing­ton Mon­u­ment.

1910

A coal dust ex­plo­sion at the Starkville Mine in Colorado left 56min­ers dead.

1914

The Bel­gian city of An­twerp fell to Ger­man forces dur­ing World War I.

1930

Laura In­galls be­came the first woman to fly across the United States as she com­pleted a nine-stop jour­ney from Roo­sevelt Field, N.Y., to Glen­dale, Calif.

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