1793 – New York City’s first daily newspaper, the American Minerva, is established by famed Noah Webster.

1872 – In Louisiana, P. B. S. Pinchback becomes the first African-American governor of a U.S. state.

1946 – The Constituent Assembly of India meets for the first time to write the country’s Constitution.

1961 – Tanganyika becomes independent from Britain.

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