1876: Thomas Edison patents mimeograph. 1918: 6 U.S. soldiers are surrounded by Germans in France; Alvin York is given command & shoots 20 Germans & captures 132 more. 1940: Battle of Britain began as Germany launches air attacks. 1955: Geneva conference held to discuss peaceful uses of atomic energy. 1963: Kingsmen release "Louie, Louie"; radio stations label it obscene. 1966: Beatles' release "Revolver". 1973: VP Spiro T. Agnew branded as "damned lies" reports he took kickbacks from govt contracts in Maryland. He vowed not to resign. 1974: President Richard M Nixon announced he'd resign his office. 1988: Russian troops begin pull out of Afghanistan after 9-year-war. 1991: Carlos Santana pleads no contest to marijuana possession charge. 2009: Sonia Sotomayor made history today when she was sworn in as the nation's first Hispanic Supreme Court justice.