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Venetian classical scholar Aldus Manutius died.
Roger Williams arrived in Boston from England.
The first livestock branding law in America was
passed in Connecticut.
German Emperor Leopold I signed a peace treaty
American revolutionary spokesman James Otis was
Methodists John and Charles Wesley arrived in
1778 South Carolina
became the first state to ratify the Articles of
Sweden recognized the independence of the United
1784 William Taylor Barry, the first
Postmaster General of the United States to hold
Cabinet rank, was born.
British statesman Sir Robert Peel was born.
Poet Johan Ludvig Runeberg was born.
Violinist Ole Bull was born.
George, Prince of Wales, was named the Prince
Regent due to the insanity of his father,
Britain's King George III.
Evangelist Dwight L. Moody was born.
Inventor Hiram Stevens Maxim was born.
1859 Alexandru Ioan Cuza was elected Prince of Walachia.
The moving picture peep show machine was patented
by Samuel Goodale.
Verdi's opera "Otello" premiered at La
The Indiana House of Representatives passed a
measure redefining the method for determing the
area of a circle, which included altering the
value of pi. (The bill subsequently died in the
Adlai Stevenson was born.
1914 Author William Seward
Burroughs was born.
Congress passed, over President Woodrow Wilson's
veto, an immigration act severely curtailing the
influx of Asians.
Actor Red Buttons was born.
The first issue of Reader's Digest was
Country singer Claude King was born.
Reverend Andrew M. Greeley was born.
Maxine Dunlap became the first American
woman to earn a glider pilot license.
Baseball player Hank Aaron was born.
The National Wildlife Federation was formed.
President Franklin Roosevelt proposed increasing
the number of Supreme Court Justices.
1937 Actor Stuart Damon was born.
Financial writer Jane Bryant Quinn was born.
Television producer-writer Stephen J. Cannell was
1941 Actor David Selby was born.
1941 Singer-songwriter Barrett
Strong was born.
Football player Roger Staubach was born.
1942 Singer Cory Wells was born.
Movie director Michael Mann was born.
Singer Al Kooper was born.
Actress Charlotte Rampling was born.
Actress Barbara Hershey was born.
1948 Actor Christopher Guest was
Actor Tom Wilkinson was born.
7th Winter Olympic Games closed at Cortina
Actor-comedian Tim Meadows was born.
Actress Jennifer Jason Leigh was born.
Actress Laura Linney was born.
1964 Rock musician Duff McKagan
1964 Rock singer Chris Barron
Brothers Comedy Hour" premiered on CBS-TV.
1967 Businessman L.L. Bean died.
Singer Bobby Brown was born.
Country singer Sara Evans was born.
Services were held at Arlington National Cemetery
for Army Lieutenant Colonel William B. Nolde, the
last official American combat casualty of the
1973 The comic strip Hagar
the Horrible debuted.
Former Nazi Gestapo official Klaus Barbie was expelled from Bolivia and taken to
Lyon, France, to stand trial.
The Arizona House of Representatives impeached
Governor Evan Mecham.
Actor Jeremy Sumpter was born.
President Gnassingbé Eyadéma of Togo
Larry LeSueur, CBS News radio reporter, died.
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