TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

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1765

Bri­tain en­acted the Quar­ter­ing Act, re­quir­ing Amer­i­can colonists to pro­vide tem­po­rary hous­ing to Bri­tish sol­diers.

1955

The Ten­nes­see Wil­liams play “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” opened on Broad­way.

1975

Muham­mad Ali de­feated Chuck Wep­ner with a tech­ni­cal knock­out in the 15th round of a fight in Rich­field, Ohio.

1988

Former na­tional se­cu­rity aides Oliver L. North and John M. Poin­dex­ter and busi­ness­men Richard V. Secord and Al­bert Hakim pleaded not guilty to charges stem­ming from the Iran-Con­tra af­fair.

1999

NATO launched airstrikes against Yu­goslavia, mark­ing the first time in its 50-year ex­is­tence that it had ever at­tacked a sov­er­eign coun­try.

2001

U.S. skater Michelle Kwan won her fourth World Fig­ure Skat­ing ti­tle in Van­cou­ver, Bri­tish Columbia; Irina Slut­skaya of Rus­sia got the sil­ver, and Amer­i­can Sarah Hughes earned the bronze.

Birth­days

Poet Lawrence Fer­linghetti is 101. Fashion de­signer Tommy Hilfiger is 69. Co­me­dian Louie An­der­son is 67. Ac­tor Jim Par­sons is 47. Former NFL quar­ter­back Pey­ton Man­ning is 44. Ac­tress Jes­sica Chas­tain is 43.

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