Napoleon returns to Paris, "Uncle Tom's Cabin" is published, the Republican Party is born, John and Yoko get hitched, and Janis Joplin hits No. 1 posthumously, all on this day.
1996: In Los Angeles, brothers Erik and Lyle Menendez are found guilty of first-degree murder in the shotgun killings of their parents. They each were sentenced to two consecutive life sentences without the possibility of parole on July 2, 1996.
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