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1474 Isabella became Queen of Castile
1545 The Council
of Trent opened.
1553 King Henri
IV of Framce was born.
1577 Francis Drake left England on a
voyage that ultimately encircled the globe.
Dutch navigator Abel Tasman discovered New
College was chartered.
Naval surveyor Philip Parker King was born.
Heinrich Heine was born.
Adamson received a patent for his dry dock.
1818 Mary Todd Lincoln, wife of U.S.
President Abraham Lincoln, was born.
Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens, was
1861 The Battle
of Allegheny Summit was fought.
1862 The Battle
of Fredericksburg was fought.
Marcioni patented the ice cream cone.
Actor Larry Parks was born.
1924 Samuel Gompers, long-time president of the American
Federation of Labor, died.
Actor Dick Van Dyke was born.
Actor Christopher Plummer was born.
Rock singer Ted Nugent was born.
Neurologist Egas Moniz died.
Singer Morris Day was born.
Painter Grandma Moses died.
Capital records signed a right of first
refusal agreement with The Beatles.
bombing of Hanoi began.
Jamie Foxx was born.
1973 The World
Football League granted its first franchise to
"Saturday Night Live" used a time delay
for the first time, just in case host Richard
Pryor couldn't restrain his normally obscene
Ellis Arnall, former Governor of
Taylor Swift was born.
2006 Lamar Hunt,
founder of the American Football League, died.
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