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Today In History

Mon., July 7, 1997

In 1846: United States annexation of California was proclaimed at Monterey.

In 1865: Four people were hanged in Washington, D.C., after being convicted of conspiring with John Wilkes Booth to assassinate President Lincoln.

In 1898: The United States annexed Hawaii.

In 1946: Mother Frances Xavier Cabrini was canonized as the first American saint.

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