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1442 King Edward IV of England was born.

James Monroe1758 James Monroe, 5th President of the United States, was born.

James Cook1770 James Cook claimed Australia for England.

1788 Maryland became the 7th state to ratify the Constitution.

1789 Crewmen aboard the British ship Bounty mutinied.

1855 The first veterinary college in the United States was incorporated in Boston.

1874 Actor Sidney Toler was born.

1878 Actor Lionel Barrymore was born.

Sir Grantley Herbert Adams1898 Grantley H. Adams, Premier of Barbados, was born.

1910 Claude Grahame-White made the first ever night airplane flight.

Willis H. Carrier1914 W.H. Carrier patented an air conditioner unit.

1926 Author Harper Lee was born.

1930 The first night baseball game in organized baseball was played in Independence, Kansas.
James A. Baker III1930 James A. Baker, III, U.S. Secretary of State and U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, was born.

1937 Pan Am made the first commercial flight across the Pacific.
1937 Iraqi President Saddam Hussein was born.

1940 Glenn Miller recorded "Pennsylvania 6-5000."

1941 Actress Ann-Margret was born.

1942 A Gallup poll determined that the Second World War should be called World War II.

Benito Mussolini1945 Former Italian dictator Benito Mussolini was killed by members of the Italian underground.

1949 Actor Bruno Kirby was born.

1950 Talk show host Jay Leno was born.

1956 The last French troops left Vietnam.

1960 Carlos Ibáñez del Campo, two-time President of Chile, died.

1965 U.S. Marines invaded the Dominican Republic.

1967 Expo 67 opened in Montreal.
1967 Muhammad Ali was arrested for refusing induction into the U.S. Army.

1973 Actress Elisabeth Rohm was born.

1974 Actress Penelope Cruz was born.

1981 Actress Jessica Alba was born.

1994 Former CIA officer Aldrich Ames and his wife Rosario pleaded guilty to spying.

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