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1590 Pope Sixtus V died.
1601 Olivier van Noort completed the first Dutch exploration of America.
1770 Philosopher Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel was born.
1776 The Battle of Long Island was fought.
1789 The French National Assembly issued "Declaration of Rights of Man & Citizen."
1809 American politician Hannibal Hamlin was born.
1813 France defeated Austria, Prussia, and Russia at the Battle of Dresden.
1832 Sauk Indian leader Black Hawk surrendered.
1847 American politician Silas Wright died.
1859 Edwin Drake brought in the first commercially successful oil well in the world.
1865 Charles Gates Dawes,Vice-President of the United States, was born.
1879 Rowland Hill, developer of the world's first postage stamps, died.
1871 Novelist Theodore Dreiser was born.
1883 Krakatoa exploded.
1896 The first dial telephone was installed in the Milwaukee City Hall.
1908 Lyndon Baines Johnson, 34th President of the United States, was born.
1912 Edgar Rice Burroughs published Tarzan of the Apes.
1916 Romania declared
war on Austra-Hungary.
1927 Anarchists Nicola
Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti were executed.
1929 Novelist Ira Levin was born.
1937 Businessman Andrew W. Mellon died.
1939 A Heinkel He-178 piloted by Erich Warsitz made the first manned flight with jet propulsion.
1942 Musician Daryl Dragon was born.
1943 Actress Tuesday Weld was born.
1948 Charles Evans Hughes, Chief Justice of the United States, died.
1952 Comedian Paul Reubens, aka Pee Wee Herman, was born.
1955 The Guinness Book of World Records was published for the first time.
1960 The trial of Francis Gary Powers began in Moscow.
Sociologist W.E.B. DuBois died.
1964 Actress Gracie Allen died.
1967 Brian Epstein, manager of the Beatles, died.
1971 Bennett Cerf, founder of Random House, died.
1975 Haile Selassie, the last Emperor of Ethiopia, died.
1990 Musician Stevie Ray Vaughan died.
1996 Actor Greg Morris died.
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