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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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The first televised debate between presidential candidates Richard
M. Nixon and John F. Kennedy took place in Chicago, I
L. on this day         
in 1960.

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John F. Kennedy                      Richard  M. Nixon

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CORNERSTONE LAID ON THIS DAY IN 1793


Washington laying the cornerstone of the U.S. Capitol in a photo reproduction of a painting.

On September 18, 1793, George Washington lays the cornerstone to the
United States Capitol building, the home of the legislative branch of
American government. The building would take nearly a century to
complete, as architects came and went, the British set fire to it and
it was called into use during the
Civil War. Today, the Capitol building,
with its famous cast-iron dome and important collection of American
art, is part of the Capitol Complex, which includes six Congressional
office buildings and three
Library of Congress buildings, all developed
in the 19th and 20th centuries.

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Although President George Washington laid the cornerstone of the
U.S. Capitol in 1793, construction of current dome did not begin
until 1856. The dome, which replaced an earlier one made of
copper.

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The U.S. Capitol under construction, 1860.

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The U.S. Capitol as it looks today in Washington, D.C.

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The Japanese surrender ceremony aboard the USS Missouri.

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Japanese foreign affairs minister Mamoru Shigemitsu (center) signs
the
Japanese Instrument of Surrender, Gen. Richard K. Sutherland
(left) observes.

Japan surrendered to the U.S. aboard the USS Missouri, ending
World War II. The war ended six years and one day after it began.

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Gen. Douglas MacArthur signs the Japanese surrender document.

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President Harry S. Truman proclaiming this day in 1945 as V-J Day.

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SHIP WRECK FOUND ON THIS DAY IN 1985

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Seventy-three years after it sunk to the floor in the North Atlantic ocean, a
joint U.S. French expedition, led by Dr. Robert Ballard and Dr. Jean-Louis 
Michel, located the wreck of the RMS
Titanic. The sunken liner is located
963 miles northeast of New York and 453 miles southeast of the coast of
Newfoundland


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From left: Dr. Robert Ballard and Jean Louise Michel.

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York Times shows its April 16, 1912 front page coverage of the
Titanic disaster.

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On this day in 1912, the ocean liner Titanic sank in the North Atlantic after hitting an iceberg the evening before. 1,517 people died and
more than 700 people survived.

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Lifeboat 6 from the Titanic, as it approached the Carpathian
on the morning of April 15, 1912.

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On this day in 1865, President Abraham Lincoln died from injuries inflicted by John Wilkes Booth.



The above photograph was taken by Petersen House
boarder Julius Ulke shortly after the president died in
this bed. (Source: Chicago History Museum)

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