To­day in his­tory

The Trentonian (Trenton, NJ) - - YOUR DAILY BREAK -

Lt. Stephen De­catur led a suc­cess­ful raid into Tripoli Har­bor to burn the U.S. Navy frigate Philadelphia, which had fallen into the hands of pi­rates dur­ing the First Bar­bary War. Amer­i­can troops landed on the is­land of Cor­regi­dor in the Philip­pines dur­ing World War II. Fidel Cas­tro be­came premier of Cuba a month and a-half af­ter the over­throw of Ful­gen­cio Batista. 11peo­ple were killed in a fiery col­li­sion be­tween an Am­trak pas­sen­ger train and a Mary­land com­muter train in Sil­ver Spring, Mary­land. For­mer Cal­i­for­nia Gover­nor Ed­mund G. “Pat” Brown died in Bev­erly Hills, Cal­i­for­nia, at age 90.

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