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The Peace of Cateau-Cambrésis ended the Italian Wars today (1559). Also, the Pony Express made its first run, delivering messages and mail from Saint Joseph, Missouri to Sacramento, California (1860), outlaw Robert Ford killed his gang leader Jesse James (1882), Gottlieb Daimler patented his internal combustion engine (1885), Joseph Stalin became the first General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (1922), Douglas Douglas-Hamilton made the first flight over Mt. Everest (1933), Bruno Hauptmann was executed for the kidnapping and murder of Charles Lindbergh’s 20-month-old son (1936), Japanese general Masaharu Homma was executed for leading the Bataan Death March (1946), President Harry Truman signed the Marshall Plan authorizing $5 billion in aid for 16 countries ravaged by World War II (1948), 40 people died as 46 tornadoes struck the upper Midwest, including an F5 that devastated Hudsonville and Standale in Michigan (1956), Eric Wilkinson spotted an Australian Leadbeater’s Possum, thought extinct for over half a century (1961), Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop” speech in Memphis, Tennessee (1968), Martin Cooper of Motorola called Joel Engel of Bell Labs on the first handheld mobile telephone (1973), 315 people died as the Super Outbreak of 148 tornadoes, including 30 of F4/F5 intensity, cut swaths from Mississippi to New York and Ontario (1974), Bobby Fischer defaulted his World Chess Championship to Anatoly Karpov (1975), the Osborne 1, the first successful portable computer, was released at San Francisco’s World Computer Faire (1981), “Unabomber” Theodore Kaczynski was captured in Montana on the same day Commerce Secretary Ron Brown and 34 others died in a plane crash in Croatia (1996), U.S. District Court Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson concluded that Microsoft had violated the Sherman Anti-Trust Act (2000), and a French TGV train set a world speed record of 357mph (2007). And after receiving reports of child sexual abuse, Texas law enforcement officials entered the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints’ Yearning for Zion Ranch near Eldorado, taking over 500 women and children into custody (2008).

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