Today In History

In 1779: John Adams was named to negotiate the Revolutionary War’s peace terms with Britain.

In 1825: The first locomotive to haul a passenger train was operated by George Stephenson in England.

In 1964: The Warren Commission issued a report concluding that Lee Harvey Oswald had acted alone in assassinating President Kennedy.

In 1994: More than 350 Republican congressional candidates signed the Contract with America, a 10-point platform they pledged to enact if the GOP won a House majority.

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