TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

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1909

Pres­i­dent Wil­liam Howard Taft ac­cepted the rec­om­men­da­tion of a joint Army-Navy board that Pearl Har­bor in the Hawai­ian Is­lands be made the prin­ci­pal U.S. naval sta­tion in the Pa­cific.

1921

The re­mains of an uniden­ti­fied Amer­i­can ser­vice mem­ber were in­terred in a Tomb of the Un­known Sol­dier at Ar­ling­ton Na­tional Ceme­tery in a cer­e­mony presided over by Pres­i­dent War­ren G. Hard­ing.

1620

41Pil­grims aboard the Mayflower, an­chored off Mas­sachusetts, signed a com­pact call­ing for a “body pol­i­tick.”

1831

For­mer slave Nat Turner, who’d led a vi­o­lent in­sur­rec­tion, was ex­e­cuted in Jerusalem, Vir­ginia.

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