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In 1831: Naturalist Charles Darwin set out on a voyage to the Pacific aboard the HMS Beagle. (Darwin’s discoveries during the voyage helped form his theories on evolution.) In 1900: Militant prohibitionist Carry Nation carried out her first public smashings of a bar, at the Carey Hotel in Wichita, Kan.

In 1947: The children’s television program “Howdy Doody,” hosted by Bob Smith, made its debut on NBC.

In 1970: “Hello, Dolly!” closed on Broadway after a run of 2,844 performances.

In 1979: Soviet forces seized control of Afghanistan.

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Trump says he may still meet with Kim Jong Un next month

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President Donald Trump on Friday warmly welcomed North Korea’s promising response to his abrupt withdrawal from the potentially historic Singapore summit and said “we’re talking to them now” about putting it back on track.