1861, Abraham Lincoln was declared U.S. President.
1866, Jesse James and his gang began their bank robbery spree, holding up a bank in Liberty, Missouri, and getting away with $15,000.
1920, the League Of Nations recognized Switzerland’s perpetual neutrality.
1924, King Tut’s tomb was opened.
1935, Bruno Hauptmann was found guilty of first-degree murder in the kidnap-murder of the infant son of Charles Lindbergh and his wife Anne. Hauptmann was later executed.
1945, Allied forces began a massive bombing raid on Dresden, Germany. More than 35,000 people were killed — some estimates go as high as 200,000 civilians killed — and the German artistic and cultural capital was destroyed.
1976, American Dorothy Hamill won the figure skating Olympic gold medal in Innsbruck, Austria.
2000, Charles Schulz’s final Peanuts strip ran in Sunday newspapers, the day after the 77-year-old cartoonist died.
2000, Tiger Woods saw his streak of six consecutive victories come to an end as he fell short to Phil Mickelson in the Buick Invitational.
2002, former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani received an honorary knighthood from England’s Queen Elizabeth II.

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