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Surveyor Jeremiah Dixon was born.
Revolutionary War General Nathanael Greene was born.
Sergeants Elijah Churchill, William Brown, and
Daniel Bissel were awarded the first Purple Hearts.
The Department of War was created by act of
President George Washington put down the Whiskey
Pope Pius VII reinstated the Society of
Inventor Joseph-Marie Jacquard died.
Actress Billie Burke was born.
Theophilus Van Kannel patented the revolving
Anthropologist Louis S.B. Leakey was born.
American diplomat Ralph Bunche was born.
The first "Lincoln Penny" was issued.
1912 The Progressive
Party nominated Theodore Roosevelt for President.
The International Peace Bridge was dedicated.
U.S. General Leonard Wood died.
Diet plan entrepreneur Jenny Craig was born.
Winston Churchill recognized Charles De Gaulle's
1940 Alsace Lorraine was annexed
1940 $45,000 was paid for one 1856
British Guiana, the highest price ever paid for a
postage stamp to date.
Poet Rabindranath Tagore died.
U.S. marines landed on Guadalcanal.
1942 Radio personality Garrison
Keillor was born.
1942 Singer B.J. Thomas was
IBM dedicated the first program-controlled
calculator, the Automatic Sequence Controlled
1957 Comic actor
Oliver Hardy died.
Explorer VI transmitted the first television
photo of Earth from space.
1959 The Lincoln Memorial
design on the U.S. penny went into circulation,
replacing the "sheaves of wheat"
d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast) gained independence from
1960 Actor David Duchovny was
Jacqueline Kennedy became the first First Lady to
give birth since Frances Cleveland.
The Washington Star ceased publication.
Takao Doi, Mamoru Mohri, and Chiaki Mukai
were chosen to be Japan's first astronauts.
Congressman Mickey Leland and 15 others were
killed in a plane crash in Ethiopia.
1990 U.S. troops
deployed to Saudi Arabia, beginning Operation
2004 Oil well
fire fighter Red Adair died.
news anchor Peter Jennings died.
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