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In 1949, Baltimore Sun reporter Price Day won the Pulitzer Prize for distinguished reporting in the field of international affairs. His series of articles titled “Experiment in Freedom” followed the first year of India’s independence. Day later became the paper’s editor-in-chief. (Pan American Airways handout photo, 1946)

1670: The Hudson Bay Co. was chartered by England’s King Charles II.

1936: “Peter and the Wolf,” a symphonic tale for children by Sergei Prokofiev, had its world premiere in Moscow.

1965: The “Early Bird” satellite was used to transmit television pictures across the Atlantic.

1997: A new national memorial honoring President Franklin D. Roosevelt was officially opened in Washington.

Compiled by Laura Lefavor and Paul McCardell.