The Oneida Daily Dispatch (Oneida, NY)




President George Washington signed an act creating the United States Post Office Department.


William Wallace Lincoln, the 11-year-old son of President Abraham Lincoln and first lady Mary Todd Lincoln, died at the White House, apparently of typhoid fever.


The U.S. Supreme Court, in Jacobson v. Massachuse­tts, upheld, 7-2, compulsory vaccinatio­n laws intended to protect the public’s health.


President Theodore Roosevelt signed an immigratio­n act which excluded “idiots, imbeciles, feeblemind­ed persons, epileptics, insane persons” from being admitted to the United States.


Congress proposed the 21st Amendment to the U.S. Constituti­on to repeal Prohibitio­n.


Anthony Eden resigned as British foreign secretary following Prime Minister Neville Chamberlai­n’s decision to negotiate with Italian dictator Benito Mussolini.


America’s Ranger 8spacecraf­t crashed on the moon, as planned, after sending back thousands of pictures of the lunar surface.


A bomb left by Unabomber Ted Kaczynski exploded behind a computer store in Salt Lake City, seriously injuring store owner Gary Wright.


Tara Lipinski of the U.S. won the ladies’ figure skating gold medal at the Nagano (Nah’guh-noh) Olympics; Michelle Kwan won the silver.


Death claimed actor Sandra Dee at age 62; musical actor John Raitt at age 88; and countercul­ture writer Hunter S. Thompson at age 67.


A poll by the Associated Press and the NORC Center for Public Affairs Research found more Americans expressing some concern about catching the flu than about catching the coronaviru­s.


The Obama administra­tion announced a broad new effort to fight the growing theft of American trade secrets following fresh evidence linking cyber-stealing to China’s military. Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., D-ill., entered a guilty plea in federal court to criminal charges that he’d engaged in a scheme to spend $750,000in campaign funds on personal items; his wife, Sandra Jackson, pleaded guilty to filing false joint federal income tax returns.

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