Oroville Mercury-Register

TODAY IN HISTORY

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1806

The Lewis and Clark expedition returned to St. Louis more than two years after setting out for the Pacific Northwest.

1846

Neptune was identified as a planet by German astronomer Johann Gottfried Galle.

1949

President Harry S. Truman announced there was evidence the Soviet Union had recently conducted a nuclear test explosion.

1955

A jury in Sumner, Mississipp­i, acquitted two white men, Roy Bryant and J.W. Milam, of murdering Black teenager Emmett Till.

1957

Nine Black students who’d entered Little Rock Central High School in Arkansas were forced to withdraw because of a white mob outside.

1999

The Mars Climate Orbiter apparently burned up as it attempted to go into orbit around the Red Planet.

2002

Gov. Gray Davis signed a law making California the first state to offer workers paid family leave.

Birthdays

Singer Julio Iglesias is 78. Rock star Bruce Springstee­n is 72.

Golfer Larry Mize is 63. Recording executive Jermaine Dupri is 49. Actor Aubrey Dollar is

41. Actor Cush Jumbo is

36. Actor Skylar Astin is

34. Former tennis player Melanie Oudin is 30.

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