Vermont became the 14th state in the United States.
Abraham Lincoln was inaugurated as president.
Jeannette Rankin took her seat as the first woman elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.
Frances Perkins, appointed Secretary of Labor, became first woman to serve in the Cabinet.
Four Muslim fundamentalists were found guilty in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing in New York.
Retired Supreme Court Justice Harry A. Blackmun died in Arlington, Va., at age 90.
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