Corrupt Tammany Hall leader William Marcy Tweed (better known as Boss Tweed) is delivered to authorities in NYC after being captured in Spain (1876)
Colo. Governor James Peabody sends the state militia into the town of Cripple Creek to break up a miners' strike (1903)
For the first time, the DJIA closes above the peak it reached just before the 1929 crash (1954)
Georgian president Eduard Shevardnadze resigns following weeks of mass protests over flawed elections (2003)
President Barack Obama presents the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award to Magadonga Mahlangu, Jenni Williams, and their organization known as WOZA, in a ceremony in the East Room of the White House (2009)
b: François-Noël Babeuf (1760), Karl Gebhardt (1897), Bill Brock (1930), Chuck Schumer (1950); d: Walter Reed (1902)
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