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Emperor Leopold I formed the University of
1755 The first
university in Russia opened in Moscow.
1785 Ornithologist and
painter John James Audubon
German industrialist Alfred Krupp was born.
The Odd Fellows Lodge was formed.
Architect Frederick Law Olmsted was born.
Russia declared war on Turkey in support of
Greece's fight for independence.
1854 Julius Augustus Wayland, American publisher of the two most
popular Socialist newspapers in the world, was
Dan Sickles became the first person ever
acquitted of murder on grounds of temporary
1865 The Battle
of Durham Station (North Carolina) was fought.
1865 The Battle of Fort Tobacco
(Virginia) was fought.
1875 Syngman Rhee, the first
President of the Republic of Korea, was born.
official Rudolf Hess was born.
1900 Charles Francis
Richter, developer of
the scale by which earthquake intensity is
measured, was born.
Architect I.M. Pei was born.
Comedienne Carol Burnett was born.
Duane Eddy was born.
Field became the first ballpark to have an organ.
Bobby Rydell was born.
Gary Wright was born.
Edward Arnold died.
1963 Actor Jet
Li was born.
seized the administration building at Ohio State.
Irene Ryan died.
1984 Big band
pianist Count Basie died.
1986 A reactor
at the nuclear power plant in Chernobyl, Russia,
1986 Actor Broderick Crawford
Lucille Ball died.
"Dinosaurs" premiered on ABC-TV.
1992 The last
new episode of "Growing Pains" aired on
1992 The last new episode of
"Who's the Boss?" aired on ABC-TV.
announced the first evidence of the top quark
1995 Coors Field
opened in Denver.
2005 Actor Mason
2011 Jazz singer
Phoebe Snow died.
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