This was 241st day of the year and 124 days remained in the year.
Shays's rebellion, an insurrection of Massachusetts farmers against the state government, began.
The U.S.S.R. tested their first atomic bomb.
Hurricane Katrina slammed into the U.S. Gulf Coast, destroying beachfront towns in Mississippi and Louisiana, displacing a million people, and killing more than 1,000.
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