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Adv24 For release Thursday, April 24

TODAY IN HISTORY

1898: Spain declared war on the United States. (The United States responded in kind the next day.)

1913: The 792-foot Woolworth Building, at that time the tallest skyscraper in the world, officially opened in Manhattan.

1980: The United States launched an unsuccessful attempt to free the American hostages in Iran; eight U.S. servicemen were killed.

2004: Cosmetics queen Estee Lauder died in New York at age 97.

Adv24 For release Thursday, April 24 04/23/14 [Last modified: Wednesday, April 23, 2014 5:13pm]

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