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1848

Mexico ratifies the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, which ends the Mexican-American War. Under the treaty Mexico agrees to cede California, most of Arizona and New Mexico, Nevada, Utah, and parts of Wyoming and Colorado, with the Rio Grande River becoming the boundary of Texas. In return the United States agrees to pay Mexico $15 million. [Source: HistoryNet.]

1977

In what became known as the “Girl in the Box” case, 20-year-old Colleen Stan, hitchhiking her way to a party in Northern California, was abducted by a couple she had accepted a ride from and imprisoned as a sex slave for the next seven years. [Source: Orange County Register.]