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Humphrey Gilbert claimed Newfoundland for
John Eliot, missionary to the Indians, was
Inventor Thomas Newcomen died.
British forces led by Henry Bouquet
defeated Chief Pontiac's Indians at Bushy Run.
1792 King Louis XVI of France
formally accepted the authority of the National
Congressman Preston S. Brooks was born.
Territory was divided between the United States
and the United Kingdom at the 49th Parallel.
Writer Guy de Maupassant was born.
The Atlantic Cable was completed.
1858 French chef Alexis Benoît Soyer
1861 The United States
levied its first income tax.
Union forces won the Battle of Mobile Bay.
1867 Union General Philip Henry Sheridan
Oil of New Jersey was established.
Clare A. Briggs was born.
Express issued the world's first traveler's
Engels, author of The Communist Manifesto,
director John Huston was born.
Ohio, became the first U.S. city to have traffic
1914 The United States and
Nicaragua signed a treaty granting the U.S.
rights to build a canal.
The comic strip "Little Orphan Annie"
Astronaut Neil Armstrong was born.
The Women's Airforce Service Pilots
(WASP) were organized.
Loni Anderson was born.
musician Rick Derringer was born.
Carmen Miranda died.
Maureen McCormick was born.
"American Bandstand" premiered on
1957 The comic strip "Andy
1960 Upper Volta
gained independence from France.
The Minnesota Vikings played their
Basketball player Patrick Ewing was born.
1962 Actress Marilyn Monroe
Bobby Gentry released "Ode to Billy
The Moody Blues released "Nights in White
Actor Richard Burton died.
Soichiro Honda, founder of the
Honda Motor Company, died.
2000 Actor Alec
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