1806 - Andrew Jackson killed a lawyer named Charles Dickinson in a duel.
1853 - The Kansas-Nebraska Act was passed allowing settlers of the Kansas and Nebraska territories to choose whether they wanted to be free land or allow slavery. This would lead to Kansas being termed Bleeding Kansas.
1853 - The Missouri Compromise of 1820 was repealed.
1990 - President Bush and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev agree to reduce long-range nuclear weapons.
1971 - Audie Murphy, World War IIhero/actor