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James Edward Oglethorpe, founder
of Georgia, was born.
Continental Navy was organized.
politician Levi Woodbury was born.
1807 The U.S.
Congress passed the Embargo Act, prohibiting
American ships from trading in all foreign ports.
1828 Rachel Jackson, wife of
president-elect Andrew Jackson, died.
politician Frank B. Kellogg was born.
composer Giacomo Puccini was born.
1862 Connie Mack, professional baseball
player/manager/team owner, was born.
Poet Edwin Arlington Robinson was born.
Author George Eliot died.
The United States Golf Association was formed.
Evangelist Dwight L. Moody died.
Claudia Alta (Taylor) Johnson, wife of President
Lyndon B. Johnson, was born.
Actress Barbara Billingsley was born.
Game show host Gene Rayburn was born.
Lincoln Tunnel, in New York City, opened to
Anthropologist Franz Boas died.
Artist/author Beatrix Potter died.
Baseball player Steve Carlton was born.
The Beech Model 35, aka V-Tail Bonanza, was flown
for the first time, by V.L. Carstens.
1945 Television Diane Sawyer was born.
Baseball player Steve Garvey was born.
Musicians Maurice and Robin Gibb were born.
The SR-71 "Blackbird" was flown for the
Film and television producer Darryl F. Zanuck
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak met with PLO
leader Yasser Arafat.
Bernhard Goetz shot four black men he said were
trying to mug him on a New York City subway
The Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany, was
1989 Romanian dictator Nicolae
Ceausescu was ousted in a coup.
1989 Playwright Samuel Beckett
1990 Lech Walesa was sworn in as the
first popularly elected President of Poland.
Reid attempted to destroy a passenger airliner by
igniting explosives hidden in his shoes aboard
American Airlines Flight 63.
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