Cincinnati’s historic Burnet House closed

The Burnet House was remodeled in 1885, without the dome and with a new Vine Street entrance.

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A site along the Potomac River was designated the permanent seat of the United States government; the area became Washington, D.C.


Cincinnati’s Burnet House, one of the first modern hotels dating to 1850 and the site where Gens. Ulysses S. Grant and William Tecumseh Sherman made plans to end the Civil War, closed.


The United States exploded its first experimental atomic bomb in the desert of Alamogordo, New Mexico; the same day, the heavy cruiser USS Indianapolis left Mare Island Naval Shipyard in California on a secret mission to deliver atomic bomb components to Tinian Island in the Marianas.

In this book cover image released by Little, Brown and Company, J.D. Salinger's "The Catcher in the Rye," is shown. Salinger, the legendary author, youth hero and fugitive from fame whose "The Catcher in the Rye" shocked and inspired a world he increasingly shunned, died Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2010, at his home in Cornish, N.H. He was 91.


The novel “The Catcher in the Rye” by J.D. Salinger was published.


Marine Corps Maj. John Glenn set a transcontinental speed record by flying a Crusader jet from California to New York in 3 hours, 23 minutes and 8.4 seconds.


Apollo 11 blasted off from Cape Kennedy on the first manned mission to the surface of the moon.

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