The Revolution becomes a war
King George III proclaimed the American colonies to be in open rebellion.
The English Civil War began between supporters of King Charles I (Royalists or Cavaliers) and those of Oliver Cromwell (Roundheads).
The United States annexed New Mexico.
The U.S. yacht America outraced the British Aurora off the English coast to win a trophy that became known as the America's Cup.
Theodore Roosevelt became the first United States president to ride in an automobile.
Korea was annexed by Japan after five years as a protectorate.
Black Panther co-founder Huey P. Newton was shot to death in Oakland, Calif.
Alabama's chief justice, Roy Moore, was suspended for refusing to move a Ten Commandments monument from the state courthouse.
A version of Edvard Munch's painting The Scream was stolen in Norway. Another version had been stolen in 1994.
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