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1677 Emperor Leopold I formed the University of Innsbruck.

1755 The first university in Russia opened in Moscow.

John James Audubon1785 Ornithologist and painter John James Audubon was born.

1812 German industrialist Alfred Krupp was born.

1819 The Odd Fellows Lodge was formed.

1822 Architect Frederick Law Olmsted was born.

1828 Russia declared war on Turkey in support of Greece's fight for independence.

Julius Augustus Wayland1854 Julius Augustus Wayland, American publisher of the two most popular Socialist newspapers in the world, was born.

1859 Dan Sickles became the first person ever acquitted of murder on grounds of temporary insanity.

1865 The Battle of Durham Station (North Carolina) was fought.
1865 The Battle of Fort Tobacco (Virginia) was fought.

Syngman Rhee1875 Syngman Rhee, the first President of the Republic of Korea, was born.

1894 Nazi official Rudolf Hess was born.

Charles Francis Richter1900 Charles Francis Richter, developer of the scale by which earthquake intensity is measured, was born.

1917 Architect I.M. Pei was born.

Carol Burnett1933 Comedienne Carol Burnett was born.

1936 Guitarist Duane Eddy was born.

1941 Wrigley Field became the first ballpark to have an organ.

1942 Singer Bobby Rydell was born.

1943 Musician Gary Wright was born.

1956 Actor Edward Arnold died.

1963 Actor Jet Li was born.

1968 Students seized the administration building at Ohio State.

1973 Actress Irene Ryan died.

1984 Big band pianist Count Basie died.

1986 A reactor at the nuclear power plant in Chernobyl, Russia, exploded.
1986 Actor Broderick Crawford died.

1989 Actress Lucille Ball died.

1991 "Dinosaurs" premiered on ABC-TV.

1992 The last new episode of "Growing Pains" aired on ABC-TV.
1992 The last new episode of "Who's the Boss?" aired on ABC-TV.

1994 Physicists announced the first evidence of the top quark subatomic particle.

1995 Coors Field opened in Denver.

2005 Actor Mason Adams died.

2011 Jazz singer Phoebe Snow died.

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