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1789: George Washington took office in New York as the first president of the United States.

1803: The United States purchased the Louisiana Territory from France.

1945: As Russian troops approached his Berlin bunker, Adolf Hitler committed suicide along with his wife of one day, Eva Braun.

1973: President Nixon announced the resignations of his aides H.R. Haldeman and John Ehrlichman, along with Attorney General Richard Kleindienst and White House counsel John Dean.

1975: The South Vietnamese capital of Saigon fell to communist forces.


 

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Kim Jong Un crosses into South, shakes hands with Moon

new  With a single step over a weathered, cracked slab of concrete, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made history Friday by crossing over the world’s most heavily armed border to greet his rival, South Korean President Moon Jae-in, for talks on North Korea’s nuclear weapons. Kim then invited Moon to cross briefly north with him before they returned to the southern side.