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In 1934, Bruno Hauptmann was indicted by a grand jury in New Jersey for murder in the death of the kidnapped son of Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh.

In 1945, President Harry S. Truman told a press conference in Tiptonvill­e, Tenn., that the secret scientific knowledge behind the atomic bomb would be shared only with Britain and Canada.

In 1956, Don Larsen pitched the only perfect game in a World Series to date as the New York Yankees beat the Brooklyn Dodgers in Game 5, 2-0.

In 1985, the hijackers of the Italian cruise ship Achille Lauro killed American passenger Leon Klinghoffe­r, who was in a wheelchair, and threw his body overboard.

In 1997, scientists reported the Mars Pathfinder had yielded what could be the strongest evidence yet that Mars might once have been hospitable to life.

In 1998, the House triggered an impeachmen­t inquiry against President Bill Clinton in a 258-176 vote; 31 Democrats joined majority Republican­s in opening the way for nationally televised impeachmen­t hearings.

In 2017, Harvey Weinstein was fired from The Weinstein Company amid allegation­s that he was responsibl­e for decades of sexual harassment against actresses and employees.

Ten years ago: Romanian-born German writer Herta Mueller won the Nobel Prize in literature.

Five years ago: Thomas Eric Duncan, a Liberian man who was the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States, died at Texas Health Presbyteri­an Hospital Dallas 10 days after being admitted.

One year ago: New Orleans Saints quarterbac­k Drew Brees became the NFL’s all-time leader in yards passing during a 43-19 win over the Washington Redskins.

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