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King Henry VI of England was crowned King of
Oliver Cromwell became Lord Protector of England,
Scotland and Ireland.
The English Parliament passed a Bill of Rights.
1770 Composer Ludwig van Beethoven was born.
Boston patriots staged the Boston Tea Party.
Author Jane Austen was born.
King Leopold of Belgium was born.
Anthony Wayne, American Revolutionary War general,
An earthquake struck New Madrid, Missouri.
1859 Wilhelm Karl Grimm, collector and publisher of fairy
The Transvaal region declared itself the
Republic of South Africa.
1888 King Alexander of Yugoslavia was
1897 The first
submarine with an internal combustion engine was
Actor-playwright Noel Coward was born.
Anthropologist Margaret Mead was born.
The Majestic Theater in New York City became the
first in the United States to employ women
The first issue of Variety was
The first credit union in the United States was
formed in Manchester, New Hampshire.
Albert Einstein published his "General
Theory of Relativity."
Alpha Phi Omega national service
fraternity was founded at Lafayette College.
1938 Actress Liv
Ullman was born.
Judge Anthony J. Scirica was born.
Anatomist/anthropologist Eugene DuBois died.
Film and television producer Steven Bochco was
The Germans began the Battle of the Bulge.
Actress Patti Deutsch was born.
Actor Robert Uhrich was born.
ZZ Top guitarist Billy Gibbons was born.
1949 Roger Touhy, Chicago gangster,
Advice columnist Dorothy Dix (pseudonym of Elizabeth Meriwether
1953 President Dwight D.
Eisenhower held the
first ever White House press conference.
Football player William "The
Refrigerator" Perry was born.
Actor Benjamin Bratt was born.
Novelist W. Somerset Maugham died.
Bangladesh became independent of
Sanders, founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken, died.
1989 Actor Lee
Van Cleef died.
Dan Fogelberg died.
Roy E. Disney died.
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