Today In History
In 1758: In the French and Indian War, the British captured Fort Duquesne in presentday Pittsburgh.
In 1783: The British evacuated New York, their last military position in the United States during the Revolutionary War.
In 1963: The body of President Kennedy was laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery.
In 1986: The Iran-Contra affair erupted as President Reagan and Attorney General Edwin Meese revealed that profits from secret arms sales to Iran had been diverted to Nicaraguan rebels.