TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

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1791

Congress passed a mea­sure tax­ing dis­tilled spir­its; it was the first in­ter­nal rev­enue act in U.S. his­tory.

1845

Florida be­came the 27th state.

1863

Pres­i­dent Abra­ham Lin­coln signed a mea­sure cre­at­ing the Na­tional Academy of Sciences.

1991

Twenty-five peo­ple were killed when a United Air­lines Boe­ing 737-200 crashed while ap­proach­ing the Colorado Springs air­port.

1996

Is­rael de­clared “to­tal war” against the mil­i­tant group Ha­mas af­ter a bus bomb in Jerusalem killed 19 peo­ple, in­clud­ing the bomber, the third such sui­cide at­tack in eight days.

2002

Vot­ers in Switzer­land ap­proved join­ing the United Na­tions, aban­don­ing al­most 200 years of for­mal neu­tral­ity.

2019

A tor­nado roared into the small com­mu­nity of Beau­re­gard, Alabama, killing 23 peo­ple; it was the na­tion’s dead­li­est tor­nado in nearly six years.

Birth­days

Singer-mu­si­cian Mike Pender is 79. Rock mu­si­cian John Bigham is 61. Ac­tress Julie Bowen is 50. Coun­try singer Brett War­ren is 49. Ac­tress Jes­sica Biel is 38. Pop singer Camila Cabello is 23. Ac­tress Rey­lynn Caster is 17.

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