|Year|| Event |
|1788|| Connecticut becomes the fifth state to join the United States. |
|1799|| Income tax introduced in Britain as a temporary measure to help finance the war against Napoleon. |
|1861|| The Mississippi legislature votes to secede from the Union. |
|1905|| "Bloody Sunday" is the name given the day the Russians in St. Petersburg start their long struggle against the Tzarist regime. |
|1913|| Richard Milhous Nixon, 37th U.S. President (1969-74), born this date (died Apr 22, 1994 at age 81). [Nailed for what all politicians do -- crooked dealings -- but somehow we never get used to it.] |
|1964|| 22 Panamanians died during riots that began after U.S. residents of the Panama Canal zone prevented them from hoisting their flag there. |
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