This was 200th day of the year and 165 days remained in the year.
The Franco-Prussian war began.
Winston Churchill was the first to use the two-finger "V is for Victory" sign.
Geraldine Ferraro became the first woman nominated for the vice-presidency by a major political party.
President Clinton announced the "Don't ask, don't tell" policy regarding gays in the military.
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