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1

1842

Ether anesthesia is used for the first time, in an operation by the American surgeon Dr. Crawford Long.

2

1855

Origins of the American Civil War: Bleeding Kansas – "Border Ruffians" from Missouri invade Kansas and force election of a pro-slavery legislature.

3

1856

The Treaty of Paris is signed, ending the Crimean War.

4

1867

– Alaska is purchased from Russia for $7.2 million, about 2-cent/acre ($4.19/km²), by United States Secretary of State William H. Seward.

5

1909

The Queensboro Bridge in New York City opens, linking Manhattan and Queens.

6

1939

Detective Comics #27 is released, introducing Batman.

7

1945

World War II: Soviet forces invade Austria and capture Vienna; Polish and Soviet forces liberate Danzig.

8

1964

Jeopardy!, hosted by Art Fleming debuts.

9

1974

Airey Neave, a British Member of Parliament, is killed by a car bomb as he exits the Palace of Westminster. The Irish National Liberation Army claims responsibility.

10

1981

U.S. President Ronald Reagan is shot in the chest outside a Washington, D.C., hotel by John Hinckley, Jr. Another two people are wounded at the same time.