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1682

William Penn arrived in Pennsylvania.

1787

Mozart's opera Don Giovanni debuted in Prague.

1923

The Republic of Turkey was proclaimed under Mustafa Kemal Ataturk.

1929

The New York Stock Exchange crashed on Black Tuesday, precipitating the Great Depression.

1956

Israel invaded the Egyptian Sinai Peninsula during the Suez Canal crisis.

1966

The National Organization for Women was founded.

1998

John Glenn, the first American to orbit the Earth, returned to space at age 77.

2004

European leaders signed the European Union's first constitution.

2012

Hurricane Sandy smashed into the eastern seaboard of the U.S., killing 117 people in the U.S. and 69 in Canada and the Caribbean. The storm caused about $50 billion in damage in the U.S.

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