In 1964, 12 drivers and three 1964 Ford Comets arrived in Fairbanks, finishing a 16,287-mile, 40-day durability test run from Cape Horn, South America.
In 1974, the Concorde Supersonic Jetliner landed in Anchorage as part of a series of test flights prior to certification for commercial flights.
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In 1864, forces led by Union Gen. Samuel R. Curtis defeated Confederate Gen. Stirling Price's army in Missouri.
In 1915, 25,000 women marched in New York City, demanding the right to vote.
In 1946, the U.N. General Assembly convened in New York for the first time, at an auditorium in Flushing Meadow.
In 1973, President Nixon agreed to turn White House tape recordings requested by the Watergate special prosecutor over to Judge John J. Sirica.
In 1987, the U.S. Senate rejected, 58-42, the Supreme Court nomination of Robert H. Bork.
In 1998, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat signed a breakthrough land-for-peace agreement at the White House. Barnett Slepian, a doctor who performed abortions, was shot and killed at his home in suburban Buffalo, N.Y.
In 2002, President Bush signed the biggest military spending increase since Ronald Reagan's administration - a $355.5 billion package.