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1521: Pope Leo X excommunicates Martin Luther in the papal bull Decet Romanum Pontificem. An earlier papal edict had demanded Luther recant or face excommunication over his written attacks on orthodox Catholic beliefs and his denial of the power of Rome to determine what is right and wrong in matters of faith.
Construction begins on the Brooklyn Bridge, FDR founds the March of Dimes, Apple Computer is incorporated, and Gen. Manuel Noriega surrenders, all on this day.
Six-year veteran opens fire on the driver of a car Wednesday evening after he refuses to obey police orders and attempts to flee.
A 68-year-old man riding a motorized scooter and using a portable oxygen tank is accused of inserting sewing needles into packaged meat at a grocery store "just for the hell of it."