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Edward the Confessor was crowned King of England.
King Philippe III of France was born.
King Henry IV was born.
Painter Bartolomé Estéban Murillo died.
Sweden and the United States signed a
Treaty of Amity and Commerce.
Author Washington Irving
The Revenue Marine Service (U.S. Coast Guard) was
William "Boss" Tweed, political boss of
New York City, was born.
Cyrus Holliday, founder of Topeka, Kansas, was born.
Naturalist John Burroughs was born.
The Pony Express began service.
Union troops occupied the Confederate capital of
Jesse James was shot and killed by Bob Ford.
Composer Johannes Brahms died.
Comedian George Jessel was born.
1898 Henry R. Luce, founder of Time
magazine, was born.
Fan dancer Sally Rand was born.
1909 Pascual Cervera y
Topete, Spanish admiral
during the Spanish-American War, died.
Actor Marlon Brando was born.
1924 Actress Doris Day was born.
Astronaut Gus Grissom was born.
Chancellor Helmut Kohl was born.
1933 The longest
North American hockey game ever played to date
required a 1:44:46 overtime before Maple Leaf Ken
Doraty scored to beat the Canadiens 1-0.
researcher Jane Goodall was born.
Bruno Richard Hauptman was executed for the
kidnapping and death of the infant son of Charles
Actress Marsha Mason was born.
1942 Singer Wayne Newton was
Singer Tony Orlando was born.
1948 President Harry
Truman signed the
Foreign Assistance Act, commonly known as the
Marshall Plan, into law.
Actor Alec Baldwin was born.
Actor David Hyde Pierce was born.
1960 King Norodom
Suramarit of Cambodia died.
Actor Eddie Murphy was born.
Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his
"mountaintop" speech to a group of
striking sanitation workers in Memphis.
Skier Picabo Street was born.
Actress Jennie Garth was born.
Motorola researcher Martin Cooper made the
first phone call on a non-car based mobile phone
to his rival, Dr. Engel of Bell Labs.
Fischer was stripped of his world chess
championship title for refusing to defend it.
Sarah Vaughan died.
Theodore Kaczynski was arrested by the FBI on
suspicion of being the "Unabomber."
The Dow Jones Average topped 9,000 for the first
time in history.
Columnist Tom Braden died.
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