- 1881Showdown at the O.K. CorralWyatt Earp, his two brothers, and Doc Holliday were involved in the gunfight at the O.K. Corral in Tombstone, Arizona.
The First Continental Congress adjourned in Philadelphia.
The Erie Canal, connecting Lake Erie to the Hudson River, opened.
Anwar Sadat became the first Egyptian president to pay an official visit to the United States.
South Korean president Park Chung Hee was killed by the head of the Korean Central Intelligence Agency.
Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin of Israel and Prime Minister Abdel Salam Majali of Jordan signed a peace treaty in a ceremony attended by President Clinton.
Russian government forces stormed the Moscow theater held by Chechen rebels. More than 100 hostages were killed.
The Chicago White Sox sweep the Houston Astros to win their first World Series in 88 years.
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