TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

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1858 1927

Min­nesota be­came the 32nd state of the Union. The Academy of Mo­tion Pic­ture Arts and Sci­ences was founded at the Bilt­more Ho­tel in Los An­ge­les.

1960

Is­raeli agents cap­tured Nazi war crim­i­nal Adolf Eich­mann in Buenos Aires, Ar­gentina.

1973

The espionage trial of Daniel Ells­berg and An­thony Russo in the “Pen­tagon Pa­pers” case came to an end as Judge Wil­liam M. Byrne dis­missed all charges, cit­ing govern­ment mis­con­duct.

1998

A French mint pro­duced the first coins of Europe’s sin­gle cur­rency, the euro.

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