Harriet Tubman escapes slavery, the capstone is set on the Washington Monument, the TV special "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" debuts, and Roy Orbison passes away, all on this day.
1989: Marc Lépine, an anti-feminist gunman, shoots 28 people, killing 14 women, at the École Polytechnique in Montreal before killing himself. His suicide note claimed political motives and blamed feminists for ruining his life.
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