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1789

Alexander Hamilton was appointed the first Secretary of the Treasury.

1936

President Franklin Delano Roosevelt dedicated Boulder Dam (now Hoover Dam) in Nevada.

1962

The Beatles recorded their first single, Love Me Do.

1971

Former Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev died at age 77.

1997

In Scotland, voters approved the establishment of a parliament to run their domestic affairs, after 290 years of union with England.

2001

Two hijacked commercial jets were crashed by terrorists into the north and south towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, causing the collapse of both towers. A short while later, another plane was crashed into the Pentagon, and fourth into a field near Shanksville, Pa.

2012

Armed gunmen stormed the American consulate in Benghazi and killed U.S. ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens and three other embassy officials.

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