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1512 The Spanish
Crown issued the Laws of Burgos, governing the
conduct of settlers with regards to native
Indians in the New World.
1571 Astronomer Johannes Kepler was born.
The Flushing Remonstrance was signed.
Pope Pius VI was born.
Inventor George Cayley was born.
Louis Pasteur, chemist and biologist, was born.
The first public railway using a steam locomotive
was opened in England.
Author Charles Lamb died.
Stephen Austin, colonizer of
1871 The world's
first cat show was held at the Crystal Palace in
1900 Carrie Nation began using her
trademark hatchet to smash bars, in Wichita,
Marlene Dietrich was born.
researcher William Masters was born.
Bradley, long-time Mayor of Los Angeles, was
1923 Alexandre Gustave
Eiffel, designer and
builder of the Eiffel Tower, died.
Israeli politican Moshe Arens was born.
1932 Radio City Music Hall opened its doors to the public.
Television journalist Cokie Roberts was born.
The Allies halted the German offensive.
1944 Musician Mick Jones was
The Netherlands recognized the independence of Indonesia.
Lester Pearson, Prime Minister of Canada, died.
Actress Heather O'Rourke was born.
Houari Boumédiène, President of Algeria, died.
The Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan.
Songwriter Hoagy Carmichael died
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