To­day in his­tory

The News & Observer (Sunday) - - Triangle & N.c. -

In 1825, the House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives elected John Quincy Adams pres­i­dent af­ter no can­di­date re­ceived a ma­jor­ity of elec­toral votes.

In 1861, Jef­fer­son Davis was elected pro­vi­sional pres­i­dent of the Con­fed­er­ate States of Amer­ica at a congress held in Mont­gomery, Alabama.

In 1943, the World War II bat­tle of Guadal­canal in the south­west Pa­cific ended with an Al­lied vic­tory over Ja­panese forces.

In 1950, in a speech in Wheel­ing, West Vir­ginia, Sen. Joseph McCarthy, R-Wis., charged the State Depart­ment was rid­dled with Com­mu­nists.

In 2002, Bri­tain’s Princess Mar­garet, sis­ter of Queen El­iz­a­beth II, died in Lon­don at age 71.

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