The Mercury News
TODAY IN HISTORY
During the French Revolution, King Louis XVI, condemned for treason, was executed on the guillotine.
The first atomic submarine, the USS Nautilus, was launched.
On his first full day in office, President Jimmy Carter pardoned almost all Vietnam War draft evaders.
The U.S. reported its first known case of the new virus circulating in China, saying a Washington state resident who had returned the previous week from the outbreak’s epicenter was hospitalized near Seattle; U.S. officials stressed that they believed the overall risk of the virus to the American public remained low.