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1460 King James II of Scotland died.
1492 Christopher Columbus set sail from Palos, Spain, on his first voyage across the Atlantic.
1808 Hamilton Fish, U.S. Secretary of State, was born.
1811 Elisha Otis, inventor of the "safe elevator," was born.
1821 José de San Martín was named "Protector of Peru."
1867 Stanley Baldwin, three-time Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, was born.
1872 King Haakon VII of Norway was born.
1881 William Fargo, co-founder of Wells-Fargo and American Express, died.
1882 The U.S. Congress passed the first law restricting immigration.
1887 Poet Rupert Brooke was born.
1888 Businessman Benjamin F. Goodrich died.
Firestone Tire and Rubber Company was founded.
1901 U.S. Senator John C. Stennis was born.
1903 Habib Bourguiba, the first President of Tunisia, was born.
1907 Sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens died.
1913 Josephine Cochrane, inventor of the automatic dishwashing machine, died.
Novelist Leon Uris was born.
1926 Singer Tony Bennett was born.
1934 Adolf Hitler declared himself Führer.
1940 Actor Martin Sheen was born.
1941 Businesswoman Martha Stewart was born.
1948 Satchel Paige made his first pitching start, against Washington, and got his first win as a starter.
1949 The Basketball Association of America and National Basketball League merged to form the National Basketball Association.
1954 The first VTOL (Vertical Take-Off & Landing) was flown.
1955 The last Boeing RB-47E was delivered.
1957 Cellist Pablo Casals and Marta Montanez were married in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
The USS Nautilus
became the first submarine to pass under the geographic
1963 Allan Sherman released "Hello Mudda, Hello Fadda."
1966 Comedian Lenny Bruce died.
1975 The Louisiana Superdome was dedicated.
Football player Tom Brady was born.
1981 13,000 Air Traffic Controllers went on strike.
1984 U.S. Congressman Carl D. Perkins died.
1995 Actress Ida Lupino died.
2008 Author Alexander Solzhenitsyn died.
2011 Football player Bubba Smith died.
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