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    In 1964, a jury in Dallas found Jack Ruby guilty of murdering Lee Harvey Oswald, the accused assassin of President John F. Kennedy, and sentenced him to death. 

      In 1980, a Chicago jury found John Wayne Gacy Jr. guilty of the murders of 33 men and boys. The next day, Gacy was sentenced to death; he was executed in May 1994.

        In 1911, President William Howard Taft ordered 20,000 troops to patrol the U.S.-Mexico border in response to the Mexican Revolution.

          In 1981, Walter Cronkite signed off for the last time as principal anchorman of ‚ÄúThe CBS Evening News.‚ÄĚ

            In 1963, country music performers Patsy Cline, Cowboy Copas and Hawkshaw Hawkins along with pilot Randy Hughes died when their plane crashed near Camden, Tennessee.

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