Chicago Tribune (Sunday) - - OBITUARIES -

In 1775 the Con­ti­nen­tal Congress di­rected that each Amer­i­can soldier re­ceive one pint of milk and one quart of beer or cider each day.

In 1842 Abra­ham Lin­coln mar­ried Mary Todd in Spring­field.

In 1879 hu­morist Will Rogers was born in Oolo­gah in pre­sent-day Ok­la­homa.

In 1880 the first cash regis­ter was patented by James and John Ritty of Day­ton, Ohio.

In 1884 Demo­crat Grover Cleve­land was elected to his first term as pres­i­dent, de­feat­ing Repub­li­can James Blaine.

In 1921 Ja­pan’s Premier Takashi Hara was as­sas­si­nated.

In 1922 the en­trance to King Tu­tankhamen’s tomb was dis­cov­ered in Egypt.

In 1924 Nel­lie Ross, of Wy­oming, be­came the first fe­male gov­er­nor af­ter be­ing elected to fill the un­ex­pired term of her hus­band, Wil­liam B. Ross.

In 1939 the United States mod­i­fied its neu­tral­ity stance in World War II, al­low­ing “cash and carry” pur­chases of arms by bel­liger­ents, a pol­icy fa­vor­ing Bri­tain and France. Also in 1939 the first air-con­di­tioned au­to­mo­bile, made by the Packard Mo­tor Car Co., went on dis­play at an auto show in Chicago.

In 1946 former first lady Laura Welch Bush was born in Mid­land, Texas.

In 1952 Repub­li­can Dwight Eisen­hower was elected pres­i­dent, de­feat­ing Illi­nois Gov. Ad­lai Steven­son.

In 1962 Pres­i­dent John Kennedy an­nounced com­ple­tion of a se­ries of Amer­i­can nu­clear tests in the Pa­cific.

In 1979 the Ira­nian hostage cri­sis be­gan as mil­i­tants stormed the U.S. Em­bassy in Tehran, seiz­ing its oc­cu­pants. For some of the hostages, it was the start of 444 days of cap­tiv­ity. In 1980 Ron­ald Rea­gan won the White House, de­feat­ing Pres­i­dent Jimmy Carter.

In 1991 Ron­ald Rea­gan opened his pres­i­den­tial li­brary in Simi Val­ley, Calif.

In 1995 Is­raeli Prime Min­is­ter Yitzhak Rabin was shot to death by a rightwing Is­raeli mo­ments af­ter leav­ing a Tel Aviv peace rally; Rabin was 73.

In 2000 Yu­goslavia’s par­lia­ment ap­proved the coun­try’s first com­mu­nist-free gov­ern­ment in more than half a cen­tury.

In 2004 it was an­nounced that Elizabeth Ed­wards, wife of former Demo­cratic vice-pres­i­den­tial can­di­date John Ed­wards, had been di­ag­nosed with breast cancer the day her hus­band and Sen. John Kerry con­ceded the pres­i­den­tial race.

In 2008 Barack Obama, of Illi­nois, was elected to the White House, de­feat­ing Repub­li­can Sen. John McCain to be­come the 44th pres­i­dent of the United States and the first African-Amer­i­can to hold that of­fice.

In 2015 au­thor­i­ties said Fox Lake po­lice Lt. Charles Joseph Glin­iewicz shot him­self in a “care­fully staged sui­cide” de­signed to look like he was killed in the line of duty af­ter years of en­gag­ing in “ex­ten­sive crim­i­nal acts.”

In 2016 thou­sands of Cubs fans flocked to down­town Chicago for a pa­rade and rally to cel­e­brate the team’s first World Se­ries Cham­pi­onship since 1908. Also in 2016 a fed­eral jury found that Rolling Stone mag­a­zine, its pub­lisher and a re­porter had de­famed a Univer­sity of Virginia ad­min­is­tra­tor in a de­bunked 2014 story about a gang rape at a fra­ter­nity house. (The mag­a­zine and the ad­min­is­tra­tor, Ni­cole Eramo, later reached a con­fi­den­tial set­tle­ment.)

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