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1794 – Britain's King George III signed the Jay Treaty. It resolved the issues left over from the Revolutionary War.

1850 – The first life insurance policy for a woman was issued.

Carolyn Ingraham, 36 years old, bought the policy in Madison, NJ.

1863 – U.S. President Lincoln delivered his Gettysburg Address as he dedicated a national cemetery at the site of the Civil War battlefield in Pennsylvania.

1893 – The first newspaper color supplement was published in the Sunday New York World.

1895 – The 'paper pencil' was patented by Frederick E. Blaisdell.

1919 – The U.S. Senate rejected the Treaty of Versailles with a vote of 55 in favor to 39 against.

1928 – 'Time' magazine presented its cover in color for the first time. The subject was Japanese Emperor Hirohito.

1942 – During World War II, Russian forces launched their winter offensive against the Germans along the Don front.

1954 – Two automatic toll collectors were placed in service on the Garden State Parkway in New Jersey.

1959 – Ford Motor Co. announced it was ending the production of the unpopular Edsel.

1969 – Apollo 12 astronauts Charles Conrad and Alan Bean made man's second landing on the moon.

1970 – Hafiz al-Assad seized power in Syria.

1977 – Egyptian President Anwar Sadat became the first Arab leader to set foot in Israel on an official visit.

1979 – Nolan Ryan (Houston Astros) signed a four-year contract for $4.5 million. At the time, Ryan was the highest paid player in major league baseball.

1981 – U.S. Steel agreed to pay $6.3 million for Marathon Oil.

1984 – Dwight Gooden, 20-year-old, of the New York Mets, became the youngest major-league pitcher to be named Rookie of the Year in the National League. (MLB)

1985 – U.S. President Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail S.

Gorbachev met for the first time as they began their summit in Geneva.

1990 – NATO and the Warsaw Pact signed a treaty of nonaggression.

1993 – The U.S. Senate approved a sweeping $22.3 billion anticrime measure.

1994 – The U.N. Security Council authorized NATO to bomb rebel Serb forces striking from neighboring Croatia.

1997 – In Carlisle, IA, septuplets were born to Bobbi McCaughey.

It was only the second known case where all seven were born alive.

1998 – The impeachment inquiry of U.S. President Clinton began.

1998 – Vincent van Gogh's 'Portrait of the Artist Without Beard' sold at auction for more than $71 million.

1999 – In Istanbul, Turkey, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) concluded a two-day summit after adopting a new arms accord. During the conference, Russia was criticized for its military campaign against Chechnya's separatist movement.

2001 – U.S. President George W. Bush signed the most comprehensive

air security bill in U.S. history.

And behold, a lawyer stood up to put him to the test, saying, “Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?” He said to him, “What is written in the Law? How do you read it?” And he answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.” And he said to him, “You have answered correctly; do this, and you will live.”

Luke 10:25-30 (ESV)

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