The Oneida Daily Dispatch (Oneida, NY)




The site of present-day St. Louis was establishe­d by Pierre Laclede and Auguste Chouteau.


The U.S. battleship Maine mysterious­ly blew up in Havana Harbor, killing more than 260 crew members and bringing the United States closer to war with Spain.


President-elect Franklin D. Roosevelt escaped an assassinat­ion attempt in Miami that mortally wounded Chicago Mayor Anton J. Cermak; gunman Giuseppe Zangara was executed more than four weeks later.


Allied bombers destroyed the monastery atop Monte Cassino in Italy.


Walt Disney’s animated film “Cinderella” premieres in Boston.


73people, including an 18-member U.S. figure skating team en route to the World Championsh­ips in Czechoslov­akia, were killed in the crash of a Sabena Airlines Boeing 707 in Belgium.


The rock band Chicago was founded by Walter Parazaider, Terry Kath, Danny Seraphine, Lee Loughnane, James Pankow and Robert Lamm; the group originally called itself The Big Thing, then Chicago Transit Authority.


The Soviet Union announced that the last of its troops had left Afghanista­n, after more than nine years of military interventi­on.


A Milwaukee jury found that Jeffrey Dahmer was sane when he killed and mutilated 15 men and boys. (The decision meant that Dahmer, who had already pleaded guilty to the murders, would receive a mandatory life sentence for each count; Dahmer was beaten to death in prison in 1994.)


The U.S. government said Americans who were on board a cruise ship under quarantine in Japan because of the coronaviru­s would be flown back home on a chartered flight, but that they would face another two-week quarantine; about 380 Americans were aboard the Diamond Princess.


With a blinding flash and a booming shock wave, a meteor blazed across Russia’s western Siberian sky and exploded, injuring more than 1,000people as it blasted out windows. Pressing his case in Chicago, the town that launched his political career, President Barack Obama called for the government to take an active, wide-ranging role in ensuring every American had a “ladder of opportunit­y” into the middle class.

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