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Henry Hudson reached his bay today (1610). Also, the Declaration of Independence was signed (1776), the first U.S. Census was conducted (1790), Japan’s Shinōkōshō class system was abolished (1869), London’s Tower Subway opened (1870), Carl D. Anderson discovered the positron (1932), and the Japanese destroyer Amagiri rammed the PT-109 commanded by LTJG John F. Kennedy (1943). And the Gulf of Tonkin Incident occurred (1964).