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1912: Frozen bodies of explorer Robert Scott and his men are found on Ross Ice Shelf in Antarctica.
1929: Actress Grace Kelly is born in Philadelphia.
1948: International war crimes tribunal sentences Gen. Hideki Tojo and other Japanese leaders to death.
1969: Independent investigative journalist Seymour Hersh breaks story of My Lai Massacre in Vietnam.
1981: Actor William Holden dies in Santa Monica, California at age 63.
1982: Yuri Andropov becomes General Secretary of Soviet Union's Communist Party, succeeding Leonid Brezhnev.
2001: American Airlines Flight 587 bound for Dominican Republic crashes shortly after takeoff from JFK Airport. In all, 265 people are killed.