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Jun 01, 2020 - Orange County Register (California)
Bankruptcy

1813

The mortally wounded commander of the USS Chesapeake, Capt. James Lawrence, gave the order “Don’t give up the ship” during a losing battle with the British frigate HMS Shannon in the War of 1812.

1916

Louis Brandeis took his seat as an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, the first Jewish American to serve on the nation’s highest bench.

1980

Cable News Network made its debut.

2009

General Motors filed for Chapter 11, becoming t...