This was 340th day of the year and 26 days remained in the year.
President Polk triggered the Gold Rush of 1848 by confirming that gold had been discovered in California.
Having left New York on Nov. 5, the brigantine Mary Celeste was found adrift off Portugal with everyone aboard mysteriously missing.
The 21st Amendment to the Constitution, repealing prohibition, was ratified.
The American Federation of Labor and the Congress of Industrial Organizations merged to form the AFL-CIO.
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