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1208 James I,
King of Aragon, was born.
and scholar Gabriel Naudé was born.
Benedict XIII was born.
Representatives of the United States and Mexico
signed the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo,
officially ending the Mexican-American War.
Samuel Clemens first used the pen name "Mark
Violinist Fritz Kreisler was born.
Novelist and poet James Joyce was born.
George Halas, founder of the Chicago Bears, was
The ice cream mold and scoop were patented.
Violinist Jascha Heifetz was born.
Author Ayn Rand was born.
1906 Aviation pioneer Samuel Pierpont Langley died.
Chemist Dmitri Mendeleev died.
Abba Eban, Israeli politician, was born.
Leaded gasoline first went on sale in the United
Sears, Roebuck opened its first retail store, in
Valéry Giscard d'Estaing, President of France,
Jazz musician Stan Getz was born.
Comedian Tommy Smothers was born.
Actor Bo Hopkins was born.
1942 Musician Graham Nash was
The last German troops surrendered in the
Stalingrad pocket, completing the Russian victory
Actress Farrah Fawcett was born.
1949 Actor Brent
Spiner was born.
Model Christie Brinkley was born.
Actress Rita Hayworth married film
writer-producer James Henry Hill, in Beverly
Hasbro launched its G.I. Joe action figure line.
Actor Boris Karloff died.
Singer Shakira was born.
The first Learjet Longhorn (50 Series) rolled off
the assembly line.
1979 Rock musician Sid Vicious died.
Artist Mike Kelley died.
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