On this day :
1862 Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, 1776 Patriot executed for spying, 1953 The famous fourlevel opens in Los Angeles, 1862 Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation is announced, 1961 President Kennedy signs Peace Corps legislation, 1980 Socalled Midtown Stabber kills his first victim, 1993 Train derails in Alabama swamp, 1776 American Patriot executed for spying, 1828 Shaka Zulu assassinated, 1914 Uboat devastates British squadron, 1927 Dempsey loses on long count, 1980 IranIraq War, 1994 Friends debuts, 1598 Playwright Ben Jonson is indicted for manslaughter, 1985 The first Farm Aid concert is held in Champaign Illinois, 1554 Coronado dies without finding the fabled cities of gold, 1975 President Ford survives second assassination attempt, 1927 Controversial long count mars Tunney, 1964 Goldwater attacks Johnsons Vietnam policy, 1971 Medina is acquitted of all charges, 1914 German Uboat devastates British squadron, 1945 Patton questions necessity of Germanys denazification,