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Westminster Abbey was consecrated.
became the first astronomer to observe the planet
Neptune, although he mistakenly catalogued it as
a fixed star.
Queen Mary II of England died.
The American Colonization Society was organized.
C. Calhoun became the first Vice President of the
United States to resign.
Osceola led Seminole warriors in Florida into the
Second Seminole War.
Spain recognized the independence of Mexico.
1846 Iowa was admitted as the 29th
28th President of the United States, was born.
The United States claimed Midway Island.
held the first Labor Day ceremonies in the United
1869 William Semple patented
John Stevens applied for a patent for his
flour rolling mill.
1886 Josephine Cochrane received a
patent for her automatic dishwashing machine.
Edmond Rostand's play Cyrano de Bergerac
premiered in Paris.
The first indoor professional American football
game was played, in New York City at Madison
1902 The Trans-Pacific cable
linked Hawaii to the U.S. mainland.
The Intercollegiate Athletic Association
of the United States was founded.
The first municipally owned streetcars went into
operation in San Francisco.
Congress officially recognized the "Pledge
1945 The U.S. Coast Guard was
transferred from the Navy and returned to the
jurisdiction of the Treasury Department.
Chinese troops crossed the 38th Parallel into
U.S. Army Captain Bowman set a world helicopter
altitude record of 30,355 feet in a Cessna YH-41.
The Endangered Species Act was passed by
The James A. Garfield National Historic
Site was established.
Elizabeth Jordan Carr, the first U.S. test-tube
baby, was born in Norfolk, Virginia.
The TV soap "The Edge of Night" ended
its 28-year run.
Film director Sam Peckinpah
Clayton Moore, star of the 1950s TV show
"The Lone Ranger," died.
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