TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

Orlando Sentinel - - People & Arts -

On June 10, 1692, the first ex­e­cu­tion re­sult­ing from the Salem witch tri­als in Mas­sachusetts took place.

In 1942, dur­ing World

War II, Ger­man forces mas­sa­cred 173 male res­i­dents of Lidice, Cze­choslo­vakia, in re­tal­i­a­tion for the killing of Nazi of­fi­cial Rein­hard Hey­drich.

In 1963, Pres­i­dent John F. Kennedy signed into law the Equal Pay Act of 1963, aimed at elim­i­nat­ing wage dis­par­ity based on gen­der.

In 1967, six days of war in­volv­ing Is­rael, Syria, Egypt, Jor­dan and Iraq ended as Is­rael and Syria ac­cepted a United Na­tion­s­me­di­ated cease-fire.

In 1977, James Earl Ray, the con­victed as­sas­sin of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., es­caped from Brushy Moun­tain State Prison in Ten­nessee.

In 1990, Al­berto Fu­ji­mori was elected pres­i­dent of Peru over nov­el­ist Mario Var­gas Llosa.

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