This was 290th day of the year and 76 days remained in the year.
French queen Marie Antoinette was guillotined for treason.
Abolitionist John Brown and his men captured the U.S. arsenal at Harper's Ferry.
Margaret Sanger opened the first birth-control clinic in New York City.
The Cuban Missile Crisis began.
John Paul II was elected pope.
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