TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

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1633

Ital­ian as­tronomer Galileo Galilei ar­rived in Rome for trial be­fore the In­qui­si­tion, ac­cused of de­fend­ing Coper­ni­can the­ory that the Earth re­volved around the sun in­stead of the other way around.

1861

Abra­ham Lin­coln was of­fi­cially de­clared win­ner of the 1860 pres­i­den­tial elec­tion as elec­tors cast their bal­lots.

1935

A jury in Flem­ing­ton, New Jersey, found Bruno Richard Haupt­mann guilty of first-de­gree mur­der in the kid­nap-slay­ing of Charles A. Lind­bergh

Jr., the 20-month-old son of Charles and Anne Lind­bergh.

1974

No­bel Prize-win­ning Rus­sian au­thor Alexan­der Solzhen­it­syn was ex­pelled from the Soviet Union.

1998

Dr. David Satcher was sworn in as the 16th Sur­geon Gen­eral of the United States dur­ing an Oval Of­fice cer­e­mony.

2000

Tiger Woods saw his streak of six con­sec­u­tive vic­to­ries come to an end as he fell short to Phil Mick­el­son in the Buick In­vi­ta­tional.

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