2006—Fox News, citing Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.), reports that WMD have been found in Iraq.
2005—Edgar Ray Killen, 80, is found guilty of manslaughter in the case of Schwerner, Goodman, and Chaney.
2004—SpaceShipOne reaches an altitude of 100 kilometers; Mike Melvill becomes the first civilian astronaut.
1994—As Jose Martin and his wife drive near Madrid, a 3-lb. meteorite crashes through their windshield, bends the steering wheel, and lands in the back seat. She is unscathed, he gets a broken finger.
1989—The U.S. Supreme Court rules flag-burning is legal.
1964—Michael Schwerner, Andrew Goodman, and James Chaney are murdered in Mississippi by the KKK.
1942—A Japanese sub shells Fort Stevens, Ore., damaging a phone cable.
1935—The top cop busts a cap at a Eureka, Calif. sawmill; chaos ensues but a jammed machine gun keeps the death toll down to three strikers.
1919—Germans scuttle their captive fleet at Scapa Flow. Brits shoot nine Germans in lifeboats.
1877—Ten Molly Maguires, miners arrested by private detectives and prosecuted by private attorneys for the coal companies, are hanged by Pennsylvania officials, private executioners apparently being unavailable. Pardons for two arrive minutes too late.
1788—New Hampshire ratifies the U.S. Constitution. You’re welcome.