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Waitani Day (New Zealand)
1665 Queen Anne of England was born.
1685 King Charles II of Great Britain and Ireland died.
1693 A Royal charter was granted to the College of William and Mary.
1740 Pope Clement XII died.
1756 Aaron Burr, 3rd Vice-President of the United States, was born.
1765 The Stamp Act was introduced before the British Parliament.
1778 France officially recognized the United States of America.
1785 Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte, the "Duchess of Baltimore," was born.
1788 Massachusetts became the sixth state to ratify the U.S. Constitution.
1804 Chemist Joseph Priestley died.
1815 New Jersey issued the first railroad charter in the United States, to John Stevens.
1820 The first 86 African-American immigrants sponsored by the American Colonization Society started a settlement in present-day Liberia.
1833 Confederate General Jeb Stuart was born.
1895 Baseball player Babe Ruth was born.
1899 The U.S. Senate ratified the treaty ending the Spanish-American War.
1911 Ronald Wilson Reagan, 40th President of the United States, was born.
1912 Eva Braun, mistress of Adolf Hitler, was born.
1913 Anthropologist Mary Leakey was born.
1917 Actress Zsa Zsa Gabor was born.
1918 Great Britain granted women (over the age of 30) the right to vote.
1926 The NFL ruled college students ineligible until after college classes graduates.
1931 Comedian Rip Torn was born.
1933 The 20th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, moving Inauguration Day to January 20, was proclaimed.
1935 The board game Monopoly went on sale for the first time.
1939 Actor Mike Farrell was born.
1940 Television newsman Tom Brokaw was born.
1943 Frank Sinatra made his professional singing career debut on the radio show "Your Hit Parade."
1945 Singer Bob Marley was born.
1950 Singer Natalie Cole was born.
1952 King George VI of Great Britain died.
1958 A British airliner en route from Belgrade, Yugoslavia, to London, England, crashed and burned soon after taking off from Munich, Germany, killing 23 persons.
1962 Singer Axl Rose was born.
Muhammad Ali successfully defended his World Heavyweight
Title with a lopsided 15-round decision over Ernie
1971 Alan Shepard became the first man to hit a golf ball on the Moon.
1991 Actor Danny Thomas died.
1993 Tennis player Arthur Ashe died.
1994 Cartoonist Jack Kirby died.
Washington National Airport was renamed Ronald Reagan
National Airport in honor of the former President.
2007 Singer Frankie Laine died.
2009 Actor James Whitmore died.
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