This was 339th day of the year and 27 days remained in the year.
George Washington delivered his farewell address to his officers at Fraunces Tavern in New York City.
William Marcy "Boss" Tweed of New York's Tammany Hall escaped from jail and fled the country.
The Senate approved U.S. participation in the United Nations.
Associated Press correspondent Terry Anderson is released after seven years as a hostage in Lebanon.
Rock musician and composer Frank Zappa died at age 52.
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