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1483 King Edward IV of England died.
1682 An expedition led by René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, became the first to sail down the Mississippi River to the Gulf of Mexico.
1738 Rufus Putnam, the "father of Ohio," was born.
1758 Fisher Ames, member of the first U.S. House of Representatives, was born.
1770 Physicist Thomas Johann Seebeck was born.
1792 British General John Burgoyne died.
1830 Eadweard Muybridge, pioneer in the field of "stop-action" photography, was born.
1835 King Leopold II of Belgium was born.
Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered his army to
Union General Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Court House,
1870 The American Anti-Slavery Society disbanded.
1872 Samuel R. Percy patented dried milk.
Curly Lambeau, founder of the Green Bay Packers, was
1926 Playboy founder Hugh Hefner was born.
Naturalist Jim Fowler was born.
1937 Television producer Marty Krofft was born.
Opera singer Marian Anderson gave a concert in front of the Lincoln
1942 Bataan fell to the Japanese.
1953 The first issue of TV Guide was published.
1954 Actor Dennis Quaid was born.
Washington Senators beat the Baltimore Orioles 9-2 in the
opening game of the 1959 Major League Baseball season.
1960 Hendrik F. Verwoerd, Prime Minister of South Africa, was shot by a white planter at Johannesburg.
1961 Sylvanus Olympio was elected President of Togo.
1967 The first Boeing 737 made its maiden flight.
1971 Auto racer Jacques Villeneuve was born.
1940 Basketball player John Havlicek played his last game.
1990 Actress Kristen Stewart was born.
1992 Former Panamanian ruler Manuel Noriega was convicted in Miami of drug and racketeering charges.
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