In 1635, Rhode Island founder Roger Williams was banished from Massachusetts Bay Colony as a religious dissident.

In 1888, the Washington Monument opened to the general public.

In 1967, guerrilla leader Ernesto “Che” Guevara was executed for attempting to lead revolutionaries in Bolivia.

In 1986, the musical “The Phantom of the Opera” opened in London’s West End.

In 2006, North Korea claimed it had performed its first nuclear test.

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