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In 1812, New York be­came the first U.S. city to adopt reg­u­la­tions on how pawn­bro­kers could con­duct busi­ness.

In 1973, for­mer pres­i­den­tial aide Alexander P. But­ter­field revealed to Se­nate Water­gate Com­mit­tee staff mem­bers the ex­is­tence of Pres­i­dent Richard Nixon’s se­cret White House tap­ing sys­tem. (But­ter­field’s pub­lic rev­e­la­tion came three days later.)

In 1985, “Live Aid,” an in­ter­na­tional rock con­cert in Lon­don, Philadel­phia, Moscow and Syd­ney, took place to raise money for Africa’s starv­ing peo­ple.

In 2013, a jury in San­ford, Fla., cleared neigh­bor­hood watch vol­un­teer Ge­orge Zim­mer­man of all charges in the shoot­ing of Trayvon Martin, an un­armed Black teenager.

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