Charles Darwin returns home, Gandhi is born, "Peanuts" is published for the first time, Thurgood Marshall becomes the first black justice on the Supreme Court, and the Beltway sniper attacks begin, all on this day.
1780: British Army Maj. John Andre is hanged as a spy in Tappan, New York, after being captured Sept. 23 carrying information about the plans of Benedict Arnold to surrender the fort at West Point, New York, to the British.
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