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1865: President Abraham Lincoln visits the Confederate capital a day after Union forces capture it. Lincoln had been in the area for nearly two weeks.

1917: The U.S. Senate votes 90-6 to enter World War I on Allied side.

1918: The Battle of the Somme ends.

1941: Field Marshal Erwin Rommel captures the British held town of Benghazi in North Africa.

1949: The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) treaty is signed.

1951: Far East Air Forces aircraft racked up 1,000 sorties hitting enemy frontline positions and supply areas.

1975: A major U.S. airlift of South Vietnamese orphans begins with disaster when an Air Force cargo jet crashes shortly after departing from Tan Son Nhut airbase in Saigon.