1. Feb. 12, 1909: A multiracial group of activists meet in New York City to discuss ways to create social equality in America; the group forms the National Negro Committee, soon to be renamed the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
2. Nov. 11, 1918: The Allied powers meet and sign a cease-fire agreement with Germany at Rethondes, France, ending World War I.
3. Aug. 18, 1920: The Tennessee state legislature convenes and ratifies the 19th amendment, making Tennessee the 36th state to do so. This means the measure has been approved in three fourths of the states, enough to enshrine the amendment in the Constitution on Aug. 26 -- and give women the right to vote.
4. Feb. 4-11, 1945: In the closing months of World War II, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Soviet Union General Secretary Joseph Stalin meet in Yalta, a city on the north coast of the Black Sea in southern Ukraine, to plan the postwar reorganization of Europe.
5. July 6, 1957: Paul McCartney meets John Lennon during a concert by Lennon's group, the Quarrymen, at St. Peter's Church in Liverpool, England. The two convene with the rest of the band in between shows, forging a friendship that results in McCartney's debut with the group on Oct. 18.
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