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The Federal Bureau of Investigation captures Patty Hearst, granddaughter of newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst, in San Francisco. Hearst was kidnapped on Feb. 4, 1974, by members of the Symbionese Liberation Army. She later took part in some of the group’s militant activities. [Source:,, Federal Bureau of Investigation.]


ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) was formed to coordinate unique identifying addresses for Websites worldwide. (Editor’s note: ICANN was based in Marina del Rey, California, as part of the Information Sciences Institute (ISI) of the University of Southern California. [Source:]


Associate Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies after a prolonged battle against metastatic pancreatic cancer.