The Oneida Daily Dispatch (Oneida, NY)

TODAY IN HISTORY

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1775

The American Revolution­ary War began with the battles of Lexington and Concord.

1865

A funeral was held at the White House for President Abraham Lincoln, assassinat­ed five days earlier; his coffin was then taken to the U.S. Capitol for a private memorial service in the Rotunda.

1897

The first Boston Marathon was held; winner John J. Mcdermott ran the course in two hours, 55minutes and 10 seconds.

1912

A special subcommitt­ee of the Senate Commerce Committee opened hearings in New York into the Titanic disaster.

1943

During World War II, tens of thousands of Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto began a valiant but ultimately futile battle against Nazi forces.

1977

The Supreme Court, in Ingraham v. Wright, ruled 5-4 that even severe spanking of schoolchil­dren by faculty members did not violate the Eighth Amendment ban against cruel and unusual punishment.

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