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1803: The Louisiana Purchase is completed as the territory is formally transferred from France to the United States during ceremonies in New Orleans.
The Louisiana Purchase is completed, South Carolina secedes from the U.S., Edison demonstrates his incandescent light, Elvis gets drafted, and the U.S. invades Panama, all on this day.
Surveillance video appears to show State Department special agent Christopher Deedy identifying himself as a law enforcement official to Kollin Elderts.
The wrecked Costa Concordia cruise ship has begun its final voyage.
Salvage crews refloated the ship last week so they can move it from its resting place off Giglio Island to the Italian port of Genoa to be dismantled.
On Wednesday morning, the rusting...