Highlights in history on this date:
1325 – Tenochtitlan, the capital of the Aztec Empire, is founded.
1639 – America’s famous Harvard University is named for clergyman John Harvard.
1781 – Sir William Herschel discovers Uranus.
1852 – Familiar symbol of the United States, Uncle Sam, makes his debut as a cartoon character in the New York Lantern.
1881 – Russia’s Tsar Alexander II is assassinated and succeeded by Alexander III.
1906 – Death of Susan B Anthony, pioneer and leader of the women’s suffrage movement in the United States.
1943 – A plot to kill German leader Adolf Hitler ends in failure when a bomb planted by German officers on his plane fails to detonate.
1967 – Death of Sir Frank Worrell, West Indian cricket captain, who was knighted in 1964 for his contributions to the sport.
1969 – The Apollo 9 astronauts splash down, ending a mission that…
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