ON THIS DAY
1831 – Nat Turner, American slave leader, is tried, convicted, and sentenced to death in Virginia.
1862 – American Civil War: Abraham Lincoln removes George B. McClellan as commander of the Army of the Potomac.
1872 – Women’s suffrage in the United States: In defiance of the law, suffragist Susan B. Anthony votes for the first time and is later fined $100.
1895 – George B. Selden is granted the first U.S. patent for an automobile.
1912 – Woodrow Wilson is elected the 28th President of the United States, defeating incumbent William Howard Taft.
1940 – Franklin D. Roosevelt is the first and only President of the United States to be elected to a third term.
1970 – The Military Assistance Command, Vietnam reports the lowest weekly American soldier death toll in five years (24).
1986 – USS Rentz, USS Reeves, and USS Oldendorf visit Qingdao (Tsing Tao) China – the first US Naval visit to China since 1949.
1990 – Rabbi Meir Kahane, founder of the far-right Kach movement, is shot dead after a speech at a New York City hotel.
2009 – U.S. Army Major Nidal Malik Hasan murders 13 and wounds 32 at Fort Hood, Texas in the deadliest mass shooting at a U.S. military installation.
2017 – Devin Patrick Kelley kills 26 and injured 20 in a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas