In 1782: The United States and Britain signed preliminary peace articles in Paris, ending the Revolutionary War.
In 1804: Supreme Court Justice Samuel Chase went on trial, accused of political bias. He was acquitted by the Senate.
In 1936: London’s famed Crystal Palace, constructed for the International Exhibition of 1851, was destroyed in a fire.
In 1995: President Clinton became the first U.S. chief executive to visit Northern Ireland.