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    On June 5, 1794, Congress passed the Neutrality Act, which prohibited Americans from taking part in any military action against a country that was at peace with the United States.

    In 1884, Civil War hero Gen. William T. Sherman refused the Republican presidential nomination, saying, “I will not accept if nominated and will not serve if elected.”

    In 1917, about 10 million American men between the ages of 21 and 31 began registering for the draft in World War I.

    In 1933, the United States went off the gold standard.

    In 1947, Secretary of State George C. Marshall gave a speech at Harvard University in which he outlined an aid program for Europe that came to be known as The Marshall Plan.

    In 1968, Sen. Robert F. Kennedy was assassinated after claiming victory in California’s Democratic presidential primary; gunman Shirhan Bishara Sirhan was arrested.

    In 1976, 14 people were killed when the Teton Dam in Idaho burst.

    In 1986, a federal jury in Baltimore convicted Ronald W. Pelton of selling secrets to the Soviet Union.

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