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    On June 9 A.D. 68, Roman Emperor Nero died by suicide, ending a 13-year reign.

    In 1870, author Charles Dickens died in Gad’s Hill Place, England.

    In 1911, Carrie (sometimes spelled “Carry”) A. Nation, the hatchet-wielding temperance crusader, died in Leavenworth, Kansas, at 64.

    In 1934, the first Walt Disney animated cartoon featuring Donald Duck, “The Wise Little Hen,” was released.

    In 1943, the federal government began withholding income tax from paychecks.

    In 1946, Bhumibol Adulyadej became king of Thailand at age 18, beginning a 70-year reign at ended with his death in October 2016.

    In 1953, 94 people died when a tornado struck Worcester, Massachusetts.

    In 1954, during the Senate Army-McCarthy hearings, Army special counsel Joseph N. Welch berated Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy, R-Wis., for publicly attacking a member of Welch’s law firm, Fred Fisher, asking McCarthy: “Have you no sense of decency, sir? At long last, have you left no sense of decency?”

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