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1794: Cornelius Vanderbilt, the industrialist and philanthropist who built his wealth in shipping and railroads, is born in Staten Island, N.Y. One of the richest Americans in history, he provided the initial gift to found Vanderbilt University, which is named in his honor.
A tornado nearly wipes out St. Louis, Ford stops making the Model T, the Chrysler Building and the Golden Gate Bridge open, the Sex Pistols court controversy with "God Save the Queen," and Arsenio Hall signs off, all on this day.
A house fire destroyed the lower apartment of a two-story townhouse at the Royal Kunia Gardens complex off Hanauna Street.
A Chicago pediatrician who "felt called" to move to Afghanistan to treat children and train physicians was among three Americans killed at a Kabul hospital Thursday by an Afghan guard.
In an attack not unlike the so-called "green-on-blue" incidents, ...