The Oneida Daily Dispatch (Oneida, NY)




Astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus was born in Torun, Poland.


Former Vice President Aaron Burr, accused of treason, was arrested in the Mississipp­i Territory, in present-day Alabama. (Burr was acquitted at trial.)


Thomas Edison received a U.S. patent for “an improvemen­t in phonograph or speaking machines.”


During World War II, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, which paved the way for the relocation and internment of people of Japanese ancestry, including U.s.-born citizens.


Operation Detachment began during World War II as some 30,000 U.S. Marines began landing on Iwo Jima, where they commenced a successful month-long battle to seize control of the island from Japanese forces.


An agreement was signed by Britain, Turkey and Greece granting Cyprus its independen­ce.


President Gerald R. Ford, calling the issuing of the internment order for people of Japanese ancestry in 1942 “a sad day in American history,” signed a proclamati­on formally confirming its terminatio­n.


The British soap opera “Eastenders” debuted on BBC Television.


The U.S. Senate approved, 83-11, the Genocide Convention, an internatio­nal treaty outlawing “acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group,” nearly 37 years after the pact was first submitted for ratificati­on.


Deng Xiaoping (dung shahoh-ping), the last of China’s major Communist revolution­aries, died at age 92.


An Iranian military plane carrying 275members of the elite Revolution­ary Guards crashed in southeaste­rn Iran, killing all on board.


Three former elite U.S. gymnasts, including 2000 Olympian Jamie Dantzscher, appeared on CBS’ “60 Minutes” to say they were sexually abused by Dr. Larry Nassar, a volunteer team physician for USA Gymnastics. (Nassar would be sentenced to decades in prison after hundreds of girls and women said he sexually abused them under the guise of medical treatment.)

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