Founder of Rhode Island Roger Williams is banished from Massachusetts Bay Colony as a religious dissident (1635)
The Great Chicago Fire is brought under control (1871)
'Say it ain't so, Joe' - Chicago Black Sox scandal: The Cincinnati Reds "win" the World Series (1919)
The Khmer Republic is proclaimed in Cambodia (1970)
North Korea allegedly tests its first nuclear device (2006)
The Nobel Peace Prize is awarded to President B. Hussein Obama "for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples" (2009)
b: Harry Dexter White (1892), E. Howard Hunt (1918), John Lennon (1940); d: John McBride (1917), Che Guevara (1967)
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