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1767: John Quincy Adams, the sixth U.S. president from 1825 to 1829, is born in a part of Braintree, Mass., that is now Quincy, Mass. The son of former President John Adams and Abigail Adams, he was elected a U.S. representative from Massachusetts after leaving office, serving for the last 17 years of his life. He is, so far, the only president later elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.
A vice president duels for honor, the Marine Corps is re-established, a folk singer debuts, a space station plummets to Earth, and Martin Luther King earns a posthumous honor, all on this day.
Even though the tragedy hit miles away, the effects were felt in Hawaii by local runners.
One year after the bombing at the Boston Marathon, as competitors stood shoulder to shoulder at the start, the race announcer shouted to them, "Take back that finish line!"