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1451 Queen Isabella of Spain, was born.
1500 Pedro Ălvares Cabral sighted the coast of Brazil.
1707 Author and playwright Henry Fielding was born.
1724 Philosopher Immanuel Kant was born.
1793 President George Washington issued the Neutrality Proclamation to keep the United States out of the war between France and Great Britain.
1832 Julius Sterling Morton, the founder of Arbor Day, was born.
1870 Vladimir Ilyich Lenin, Russian Bolshevik leader, was born.
1889 The Oklahoma Land Rush officially began.
1904 Physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer was born.
1915 Germany introduced the use of poison gas on the battlefield.
1946 Harlan Fiske Stone, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, died.
1947 Terrorists blew up a train near Rehovoth, Palestine, killing 8 persons and injuring 41.
1952 The first ever test of an atomic bomb to be televised live was carried out at Yucca Flats, Nevada.
1954 The McCarthy Army hearings began.
1957 The Oklahoma Semi-Centennial Celebration opened.
1958 The first Parliament of the Federation of the West Indies was opened in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, by Princess Margaret of the United Kingdom.
1959 Christian A. Herter was sworn in as U.S. Secretary of State.
Charles De Gaulle and his wife arrived
in Washington, D.C., for four days of meetings.
1964 The New York World's Fair opened to the general public.
1970 The first Earth Day was held.
1971 Haitian dictator Francois "Papa Doc" Duvalier died.
1978 Actor Will Geer died.
1979 A locomotive rammed a stopped passenger train near Karachi, Pakistan, killing 44 persons.
1989 Activist Huey Newton died.
1993 The Holocaust Memorial Museum opened in Washington, D.C.
1994 Richard Milhous Nixon, 37th President of the United States, died.
2010 The oil rig Deepwater Horizon sank in the Gulf of Mexico.
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