As the Rangers head to Seattle today, I'll be trekkin' up to the dub momentarily. 8 & 1/2 hour roadie, here I come!
|1689||William III and Mary II were crowned as joint sovereigns of Britain.|
|1814||Napoleon Bonaparte abdicated as emperor of France and was banished to the island of Elba.|
|1898||President William McKinley asked Congress for a declaration of war against Spain.|
|1899||The treaty ending the Spanish-American War was declared in effect.|
|1921||Iowa became the first state to impose a cigarette tax.|
|1945||American soldiers liberated the Buchenwald concentration camp in Germany.|
|1951||President Harry S. Truman relieved Gen. Douglas MacArthur of his command in the Far East.|
|1979||Idi Amin was deposed as president of Uganda as rebels and exiles backed by Tanzanian forces seized control of the capital, Kampala.|
|2002||U.S. Rep. James A. Traficant Jr., D-Ohio, was convicted of taking bribes and kickbacks from businessmen and his own staff.|
|2003||American troops took the northern Iraqi city of Mosul without a fight.|
|2006||Iran announced that it had enriched uranium on a small scale for the first time.|
|2006||Israel's Cabinet declared Prime Minister Ariel Sharon permanently incapacitated.|
Charges were dropped against three former Duke University lacrosse players who were falsely accused of rape.