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1626

Peter Minuit landed in Manhattan, which he later bought for $24 worth of cloth and brass buttons.

1886

The Haymarket Square riot broke out as a result of a labor demonstration.

1932

Public Enemy Number One, Al Capone, was jailed for tax evasion.

1959

The first Grammy Awards were held.

1961

Civil rights activists, called "freedom riders," left Washington, DC for New Orleans.

1970

Four Kent State University students were shot down by National Guard members during an anti-Vietnam War demonstration.

1998

The Unabomber, Ted Kaczynski, was sentenced to four life terms plus 30 years for his series of bombings that killed three and injured 23.

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