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1493

Christopher Columbus set sail from Cadiz, Spain, with a flotilla of 17 ships on his second voyage to the Western Hemisphere.

1513

Spanish explorer Vasco Nunez de Balboa crossed the Isthmus of Panama to reach the Pacific Ocean.

1775

American Revolutionary War hero Ethan Allen was captured by the British as he led an attack on Montreal.

1789

The first United States Congress adopted 12 amendments to the Constitution and sent them to the states for ratification. (Ten of the amendments became the Bill of Rights.)

1890

Mormon president Wilford Woodruff issued a manifesto formally renouncing the practice of polygamy.

1897

Author William Faulkner was born in New Albany, Miss.

1919

President Woodrow Wilson collapsed after a speech in Pueblo, Colo., during a tour in support of the Treaty of Versailles.

1956

The first trans-Atlantic telephone cable went into service.

1957

Nine black children who had been forced to withdraw from Central High School in Little Rock, Ark., because of unruly white crowds were escorted to class by members of the U.S. Army's 101st Airborne Division.

1980

Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham, 32, choked to death on his own vomit after a drinking binge.

2001

Saudi Arabia cut its relations with Afghanistan's ruling Taliban.

2001

Michael Jordan announced he was returning to basketball with the NBA's Washington Wizards. 

2003

France reported a death toll of 14,802 from a heat wave.

2006

The Louisiana Superdome, a symbol of misery during Hurricane Katrina, reopened for a New Orleans Saints football game.