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1817

Mississippi became the 20th state in the United States.

1869

The territory of Wyoming authorized women to vote and hold office.

1901

The first Nobel Prizes were awarded in Stockholm, Sweden, in the fields of physics, chemistry, medicine, literature, and peace.

1948

The United Nations General Assembly adopted its Universal Declaration on Human Rights.

1950

Dr. Ralph Bunche became the first black to receive a Nobel Peace Prize.

1964

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., received the Nobel Peace Prize.

1999

Los Alamos scientist Wen Ho Lee was arrested and charged with stealing classified information.

2004

A U.S. passenger jet landed in Vietnam, the first one to do so since the Vietnam War ended nearly three decades earlier.

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