TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

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1862

Dur­ing the Civil War, Pres­i­dent Abra­ham Lin­coln re­moved Gen. Ge­orge B. McClel­lan as gen­eral-in-chief of the Union armies.

1888

The Bl­iz­zard of ’88, also known as the “Great White Hur­ri­cane,” be­gan in­un­dat­ing the northeaste­rn United States, re­sult­ing in some 400 deaths.

1918

What are be­lieved to be the first con­firmed U.S. cases of a deadly global flu pan­demic were re­ported among U.S. Army sol­diers sta­tioned at Fort Ri­ley, Kansas; 46 would die.

1977

More than 130hostage­s held in Wash­ing­ton,

D.C., by Hanafi Mus­lims were freed af­ter am­bas­sadors from three Is­lamic na­tions joined the ne­go­ti­a­tions.

2003

A U.S. Army he­li­copter crashed near Fort Drum in up­state New York, killing 11 sol­diers.

2004

Ten bombs ex­ploded in quick suc­ces­sion across the com­muter rail net­work in Madrid, Spain, killing 191 peo­ple in an at­tack linked to al-Qaeda-in­spired mil­i­tants.

Birth­days

For­mer ABC News correspond­ent Sam Don­ald­son is 86. Ac­tress Tri­cia O’Neil is 75. Coun­try singer Jimmy For­tune is 65. Ac­tress Alex Kingston is 57. Ac­tor Johnny Knoxville is 49. TV per­son­al­ity Melissa Ry­croft is 37. Ac­tress Jodie Comer is 27.

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