The Washington Monument is dedicated, Alka-Seltzer is sold for the first time, the peace symbol is born, Malcolm X is assassinated, and Nixon heads to China, all on this day.
1885: The newly completed Washington Monument is dedicated in Washington, D.C. Construction of the monument began in 1848, but was halted from 1854 to 1877, and finally completed in 1884.
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