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William Henry Harrison, 9th
President of the United States, was born.
politician Samuel J. Tilden was born.
1825 The House
of Representatives elected John Quincy Adams as
the 6th President of the United States.
The city of Jacksonville, Florida, was
Rear Admiral William Thomas Sampson was born.
Crane patented the fire extinguisher.
George Ade was born.
1870 The United
States Weather Service was established.
1874 Poet Amy
Lowell was born.
Scott Hancock, Union Army General and
presidential candidate, died.
1889 The Umited
States Department of Agriculture became a
1895 The first
intercollegiate basketball game was played;
Minnesota Agricultural College defeated Hamline
1895 W.G. Morgan invented the
game of volleyball.
Davis established the Davis Cup (tennis).
declared war on Russia.
1906 Poet Paul Laurence Dunbar died.
The first federal legislation prohibiting
narcotics was passed (a ban on opium).
1909 Entertainer Carmen Miranda
Entertainer Gypsy Rose Lee was born.
Country musician Ernest Tubb was born.
Atlanta, Georgia, banned the teaching of
evolution in public schools.
News broadcaster Roger Mudd was born.
Televangelist Jack Van Impe was born.
Singer Carole King was born.
Japanese troops evacuated Guadalcanal.
1943 Actor Joe Pesci was born.
Actress Mia Farrow was born.
Bank robber Willie Sutton escaped from the
"Adventures of Superman" premiered in
Actor Jim J. Bullock was born.
The Argonaut nuclear reactor at
Argonne National Laboratory began operating.
The Beatles appeared on the "Ed Sullivan
Show" for the first time.
1964 The GI Joe character was
Singer Sophie Tucker died.
Actor Gabby Hayes died.
Musician Percy Faith died.
Rock musician Bill Haley died.
Yuri Andropov, General Secretary of the Soviet
American politician J. William Fulbright died.
Princess Margaret of Great Britain died.
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