- 1803 US Senate approves Thomas Jefferson’s nomination of James Monroe and Robert Livingstone to negotiate purchase of New Orleans from France
- 1962 Operation Chopper begins, America’s first combat mission in the Vietnam War
- 1971 US Federal grand jury indicts Rev Philip Berrigan & 5 others, including a nun & 2 priests, on charges of plotting to kidnap Henry Kissinger
- 1991 US Congress gives George H. W. Bush authority to wage war against Iraq
- 1995 Murder trial against O.J. Simpson, begins in LA
- 1997 Space Shuttle STS 81 (Atlantis 18), launches into space
- 2017 US President Barack Obama in surprise presentation awards Vice President Joe Biden with the Presidential Medal of Freedom
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