1862 The first American ironclad warship, the USS Monitor is launched.1933 Adolf Hitler is sworn in as Chancellor of Germany.1847 Yerba Buena, California is renamed San Francisco.1994 Peter Leko becomes the youngest grand master in chess.1948 Civil rights leader Mohandas Gandhi is assassinated. Famous Birthdays:
1882 Franklin Delano Roosevelt (32nd US President)1931 Gene Hackman (Actor)1937 Vanessa Redgrave (Actress)1941 Dick Chaney (US Vice-President)1951 Phil Collins (Singer)1974 Christian Bale (Actor)
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