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1964: In the early hours of the morning, some 800 students are arrested on the campus of University of California, Berkeley, after they effectively take over Sproul Hall, an administrative building. The students, participating in the Free Speech Movement, are fighting the University of California Regents' decision to ban political protests on campus. Folk singer Joan Baez had performed for the students a few hours before the arrests began.
1978: Dianne Feinstein succeeds slain San Francisco Mayor George Moscone, who was murdered on Nov. 27 along with politician and gay rights activist Harvey Milk. Feinstein becomes the city's first female mayor; she will be elected in her own right in November 1979.
1998: Six astronauts aboard the space shuttle Endeavour lift off from Cape Canaveral, bound for the fledgling International Space Station. Endeavour carries the Unity Node of the ISS as its major payload; Unity will be joined to the already orbiting Zarya module, forming the basis of the space station. The ISS, which has been continuously inhabited by a rotating crew since November 2000, is a collaborative effort of U.S., Russian, Japanese, Canadian and European space agencies.
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