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France surrendered Canada to Great Britain.
Andrew Becker demonstrated a diving suit.
Essayist and critic Charles Lamb was born.
The U.S. Coast Survey was authorized by Congress.
Pope Leo XII died.
Poet Aleksandr Pushkin died.
All children of U.S. parents born abroad
were granted US citizenship.
Crane was granted a patent for his fire
publisher William Allen White was born.
1870 The Young
Women's Christian Association was formed.
Michio Suzuki was born.
Author Boris Pasternak was born.
Jimmy Durante was born.
1893 Tennis player Bill Tilden
British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan was born.
The New York Times began using
the slogan "All the News That's Fit to
1906 Actor Lon
Chaney, Jr. was born.
Joseph Lister, pioneer of
antiseptic surgery, died.
Father Dominique Pire was born.
Physicist Wilhelm Konrad Röntgen died.
singer Leontyne Price was born.
Robert Wagner was born.
1933 The Postal
Telegram Company of New York City delivered the
first ever singing telegram.
Singer Roberta Flack was born.
1939 Pope Pius XI died.
The first Tom and Jerry cartoon debuted.
1950 Mark Spitz, U.S.
Olympic swimmer, was born.
"My Friend Flicka" premiered on CBS-TV.
The Southern Christian Leadership Conference was
1957 Author Laura Ingalls Wilder died.
Jack Paar walked off the set of The Tonight
Show during taping in protest of censorship
Ismail Ibni al Marnum was
crowned Sultan of Johore.
U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers was released by the
Soviet Union as part of a "spy
Bob Dylan released his The Times They Are
The 25th Amendment, specifying the line of
succession in case of the death or disability of
the President, was ratified.
Alex Haley died.
computer Deep Blue defeated chess champion Gary
Arthur Miller died.
2008 Actor Roy
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