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1301 Edward of
Caernarion (later Edward II) became the first
English Prince of Wales.
1795 The 11th
Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, affirming the
power of the states, was ratified.
1804 Inventor and
businessman John Deere was born.
An 8.2 earthquake shook New Madrid,
1812 Novelist Charles Dickens was born.
1817 Frederick Douglass, abolitionist lecturer and leader, was
Chemist Dmitri Mendeleev was born.
The colonial Tasmanian Parliament passed
the first piece of legislation (the Electoral Act
of 1856) anywhere in the world providing for
elections by way of a secret ballot.
Federal troops occupied Jacksonville, Florida.
1867 Author Laura Ingalls Wilder was born.
Pope Pius IX died.
Jazz pianist Eubie Banks was born.
Novelist Sinclair Lewis was born.
American temperance leader Frances E. Willard died.
1915 The first
wireless message sent from a moving train to a
station was received.
politician Elihu Root died.
Harvey Firestone died.
Advanced Research Projects Agency was established
by the U.S. Department of Defense.
John Cook and Robert Timm ended a nearly 65-day
airplane flight, setting a new air endurance
Singer Garth Brooks was born.
The U.S. Senate formed a select committee to
investigate the White House's involvement in the Watergate break-in.
Actor Ashton Kutcher was born.
Pink Floyd premiered their live version of
"The Wall" in Los Angeles.
1979 Nazi doctor Josef Mengele
McCandless made the first ever untethered space
York, New York" became the official anthem
of New York City.
Jean-Bertrand Aristide was sworn in as Haiti's
first elected president.
King Hussein of Jordan died.
Magician Doug Henning died.
Singer Dale Evans died.
2001 Aviator Anne Morrow
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