TODAY IN HISTORY
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.