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Today in history

1965: Astronaut Edward White became the first American to “walk” in space, during the flight of Gemini Four.

1621: The Dutch West India Company received a charter for New Netherlands – now known as New York.

1808: Jefferson Davis – the first and only president of the Confederacy – was born in Christian County, Ky.

1935: The French liner Normandie set a record on its maiden voyage, arriving in New York after crossing the Atlantic in just four days, 11 hours and 42 minutes.

1937: The Duke of Windsor, who had abdicated the British throne, married Wallis Warfield Simpson in Monts, France.

1948: The 200-inch reflecting telescope at the Palomar Mountain Observatory in California was dedicated.

1981: Pope John Paul II left a Rome hospital and returned to the Vatican three weeks after the attempt on his life.

1985: Jerry A. Whitworth was arrested by the FBI, accused of being part of a spy ring headed by John A. Walker Jr. (Whitworth was later sentenced to 365 years in prison.)

1989: Iran’s spiritual leader, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, died.

1989: Chinese army troops began their sweep of Beijing to crush student-led pro-democracy demonstrations.

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