TO­DAY in HIS­TORY

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1775 — Portland, Maine burned by Bri­tish

1846 — Den­tist Wil­liam T Mor­ton demon­strates ef­fec­tive­ness of ether

1849 — Bri­tish seize Ti­gre Is­land in Gulf of Fon­seca from Hon­duras

1867 — Alaska adopts the Gre­go­rian cal­en­dar, crosses in­ter­na­tional date line

1916 — Mar­garet Sanger opens first birth con­trol clinic (46 Am­boy St, Brook­lyn)

1923 — Dis­ney Co. founded

1926 — Troop ship sinks in Yangtze River, killing 1,200

1940 — Warsaw Ghetto es­tab­lished

1941 — Ger­many ad­vances within 60 miles of Moscow

1942 — Cy­clone in Bay of Ben­gal kills some 40,000 south of Cal­cutta, In­dia

1946 — 10 Nazi lead­ers hanged as war crim­i­nals af­ter Nurem­berg tri­als

1962 — Cuban mis­sile cri­sis be­gins as JFK be­comes aware of mis­siles in Cuba

1964 — Brezh­nev and Kosy­gin re­place Krushchev as head of Rus­sia

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