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1844—The Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) is founded in London.
1977—With 4K of memory, Macintosh releases the Apple II computer for $1,298.
1919—Congress approves the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, giving women the right to vote.
1880—Alexander Graham Bell transmits the first wireless telephone message on his photophone.
1692—Bridget Bishop is the first person to go to trial in the witch trials in Salem, Mass.
1736—American patriot Patrick Henry is born in Studley, Va.
1701—William Kidd, also known as Captain Kidd, is hanged in London for piracy and murder.
1881—The American Red Cross is founded by Clara Barton and Adolphus Solomons.
Sixty years is a short time in the life of a state.