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1805 Journalist and abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison was born.
1817 Mississippi became the 20th state.
1822 Composer César Franck was born.
1830 Poet Emily Dickinson was born.
1831 Physicist Thomas Johann Seebeck died.
1864 The Siege of Savannah began.
1865 King Leopold of Belgium died.
1869 The Territory of Wyoming granted women the right to vote and hold office.
1891 Poet Nelly Sachs was born.
1896 The first intercollegiate
basketball game was played -- Wesleyan beat Yale 4-3.
1898 A peace treaty was signed in Paris, officially ending the Spanish-American War.
1899 Delta Sigma Phi fraternity was founded at the City College of New York.
1903 Actress Una Merkel was born.
1904 Antonín Novotný, First Secretary of the Czechoslovak Communist Party, was born.
Rogers completed the first crossing of the United States
1914 Actress Dorothy Lamour was born.
1919 The National League voted to ban the spitball's use by all new pitchers.
1922 Pete Henry made the longest known NFL drop-kicked field goal, 45 yards.
1927 The Grand Ole Opry made its first radio broadcast.
1928 Actor Dan Blocker was born.
1948 The United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
1952 Actress Susan Dey was born.
1955 The Ryan X-13 "Vertijet" made its first test flight.
1961 Actress Nia Peeples was born.
1963 Zanzibar became an independent nation.
1964 Chef Bobby Flay was born.
1967 Singer Otis Redding died.
1977 The first cosmonauts boarded the Soviet space station Salyut 6.
1987 Violinist Jascha Heifetz died.
1990 Businessman Armand Hammer died.
1996 Musician Faron Young died.
2002 U.S. Senator Eugene McCarthy died.
2005 Comedian Richard Pryor died.
2006 Former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet died.
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