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1842 Abraham Lincoln married Mary Todd in Springfield, Ill.
1880 James and John Ritty of Dayton, Ohio, patented the first cash register.
1922 Howard Carter discovered the tomb of Tutankhamen in Egypt.
1924 Nellie T. Ross of Wyoming was elected the nation’s first woman governor, to serve out the term of her husband who died in office.
1956 Russian troops attacked Budapest and crushed the Hungarian revolt under Premier Imre Nagy.
1979 The American embassy in Tehran, Iran, was seized by militants and 90 Americans were taken hostage.
1995 Israeli Prime Minister, and Nobel Laureate, Yitzhak Rabin, was assassinated by a right-wing Israeli.
2008 Democratic senator Barack Obama wins the presidential election against Sen. John McCain, taking 338 electoral votes to McCain’s 161. Obama makes history as the first African American U.S. president.