1838. The Federal Republic of Central America, aka the United Provinces of Central America and sometimes mistakenly aka the United States of Central America, begins to break up when Nicaragua withdraws. The Republic had consisted of Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala, Costa Rica and El Salvador.
1862. Abraham Lincoln discharges General McClellan for the second and final time.
2006. Saddam Hussein and two co-defendants are sentenced to death by an Iraqi court.
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