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Today in history


Today is the 126th day of 2022 and the 48th day of spring.

Today’s history: In 1877, Oglala Lakota war leader Tasunke Witko aka Crazy Horse died in Nebraska.

nIn 1889, with the commenceme­nt of the Exposition Universell­e in Paris, the Eiffel Tower was opened to the public for the first time since its completion in March.

nIn 1937, the German dirigible Hindenburg caught fire while attempting to dock in New Jersey, killing 36.

nIn 1994, the Channel Tunnel, an undersea rail tunnel linking England and France, was officially opened.

nIn 2013, three women who had gone missing between 2002 and 2004 were rescued from their kidnapper’s home in Cleveland.

Today’s fact: Tony Blair was the first British prime minister in more than 150 years to have a child with his wife while in office.

Today’s sports: In 1954, Roger Bannister, a 25-year-old British medical student, became the first person to run a mile in less than four minutes.

Today’s quote: “Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibi­lity, and most people are frightened of responsibi­lity.” -- Sigmund Freud, “Civilizati­on and Its Discontent­s”

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