The Reporter (Vacaville)
TODAY IN HISTORY
The Continental Congress passed a resolution saying that “these United Colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent States.”
President James A. Garfield was shot by Charles J. Guiteau (gee-TOH’) at the Washington railroad station; Garfield died the following September.
Rioting erupted in East St. Louis, Illinois, as white mobs attacked Black residents; nearly 50 people, mostly Blacks, are believed to have died in the violence.
Aviator Amelia Earhart and navigator Fred Noonan disappeared over the Pacific Ocean while attempting to make the first round-the-world flight along the equator.
President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law a sweeping civil rights bill passed by Congress.
Hillary Clinton was voluntarily interviewed for 3 1/2 hours by the FBI at the agency’s Washington headquarters about her use of a private email server as secretary of state.