To­day in his­tory

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In 1877, fed­eral troops were or­dered out of New Or­leans, ending the North’s post-Civil War rule in the South.

In 1915, in what’s con­sid­ered the start of the Ar­me­nian geno­cide, the Ot­toman Em­pire be­gan round­ing up Ar­me­nian po­lit­i­cal and cul­tural lead­ers in Con­stantino­ple.

In 1967, Soviet cos­mo­naut Vladimir Ko­marov was killed when his Soyuz 1 space­craft smashed into the Earth af­ter his para­chutes failed to de­ploy prop­erly dur­ing re-en­try; he was the first hu­man space­flight fa­tal­ity.

In 1980, the United States launched an un­suc­cess­ful at­tempt to free the Amer­i­can hostages in Iran, a mis­sion that re­sulted in the deaths of eight U.S. ser­vice­men.

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