1815. Napoleon Bonaparte escapes from Elba Island.
1919. By act of the US Congress, the Grand Canyon is established as a National Park.
1951. The 22nd amendment to the US COnstitution is adopted, limiting Presidents to two terms.
1993. A bomb in a truck parked below the North Tower of the World Trade Center in New York City explodes, killing 6 and injuring over a thousand.
1995. England's oldest investment bank, Barings, collapses as a result of improper trades by a securities broker in Singapore, Nick Leeson, causes it $1.4 billion in losses.
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