||John Adams was named to negotiate the Revolutionary War's peace terms with Britain.
||The first locomotive to haul a passenger train was operated by George Stephenson in England.
||The United States said it was recognizing the Nationalist Chinese government.
||Warsaw, Poland, surrendered after weeks
of resistance to invading forces from Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union
during World War II.
||"Tonight!" hosted by Steve Allen, made its debut on NBC-TV.
||A typhoon battered the main Japanese island of Honshu, killing nearly 5,000 people.
||The Warren Commission issued a report concluding that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone in assassinating President John F. Kennedy.
||The Senate Judiciary Committee approved the Supreme Court nomination of David H. Souter.
||The Senate Judiciary Committee deadlocked, 7-7, on the nomination of Clarence Thomas to the Supreme Court.
||More than 350 Republican congressional
candidates signed the "Contract with America," a 10-point platform they
pledged to enact if voters sent a GOP majority to the U.S. House.
||The government unveiled its redesigned $100 bill.
||The Taliban, a band of former seminary
students, drove the government of Afghani President Burhanuddin Rabbani
out of Kabul, captured the capital and executed former leader
||Social Democrat Gerhard Schroeder was elected chancellor of Germany, ending 16 years of conservative rule.
||Mark McGwire of the St. Louis Cardinals hit his record-setting 69th and 70th home runs during the last game of the season.
||Tiger Stadium closed after 87 years as home of baseball's Detroit Tigers.
||An armed man went on a shooting rampage
in the local parliament in Zug, Switzerland, killing 14 people before
taking his own life.
||President George W. Bush announced plans to bolster airline security in the wake of the Sept. 11 attacks.
||Army reservist Lynndie England was sentenced to three years behind bars for her role in the Abu Ghraib prison scandal.
||A gunman took six girls hostage at a high
school in Bailey, Colo.; he molested them and killed one girl before