Sherman begins his march to the sea, FDR lays the cornerstone of the Jefferson Memorial, Elvis Presley makes his movie debut, and Joey Buttafuoco heads to jail, all on this day.
1996: Lawyer, diplomat and author Alger Hiss dies of emphysema at age 92 in New York City. The former U.S. State Department official was convicted in January 1950 of perjury in connection with accusations of being a Soviet spy in 1948. Hiss was also involved in the establishment of the United Nations both as a U.S. State Department and U.N. official.
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