The U.S. frigate Constitution, Old Ironsides, defeated the British ship Guerriere during the War of 1812.
Germans voted to make Adolf Hitler Fuhrer.
American U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers was convicted of espionage in Moscow.
Comedian Groucho Marx died in Los Angeles at age 86.
U.N. special representative Sergio Vieira de Mello was one of 22 killed when a suicide car bomb struck the UN's Baghdad headquarters.
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