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1531 King Henry VIII was made supreme
head of the Church in England.
Gregory XIV was born.
René Descartes died.
The Stamp Act was declared
unconstitutional by Virginia.
coal was first burned as fuel, experimentally, in
1809 Robert Fulton patented his
Massachusetts Governor Elbridge Gerry signed a
redistricting bill that gave his party an unfair
advantage in elections.
1828 De Witt Clinton, Governor of New York who oversaw
construction of the Erie Canal, died.
Businessman and inventor Daniel Spill was born.
1847 Inventor Thomas Alva Edison
The U.S. House of Representatives
unanimously passed a resolution guaranteeing
noninterference with slavery in any state.
Maryland, became part of Washington, D.C.
1909 Boxer Max
Baer was born.
Sidney Sheldon was born.
1919 Actress Eva
Gabor was born.
King Farouk of Egypt was born.
Leslie Nielsen was born.
1929 Vatican City became a sovereign
state, and the world's smallest country.
1929 Watkins Aircraft Company
Charles Parsons, inventor of the steam turbine engine,
Actress Tina Louise was born.
Singer Gene Vincent was born.
Actor Burt Reynolds was born.
Singer Boris Pickett was born.
The first "Archie" comic book was
The NHL Players Association was formed.
Six states in the Aden Protectorate formed the Federation of Arab Emirates
of the South.
1959 A United States Army
weather balloon rose 146,000 feet over Fort
Monmouth, New Jersey, setting a new world balloon
Singer Sheryl Crow was born.
The French Chef, starring Julia Child, debuted on Boston
public television station WGBH.
1963 Poet Sylvia Plath died.
1964 The Beatles
gave their first live U.S. concert, at the
Coliseum in Washington, D.C.
1964 American politician Sarah
Palin was born.
The current Madison Square Garden opened its
pitcher Dick Woodson became the first Major
League player to take advantage of arbitration.
Frank Herbert died.
Mandela was released after 27 years of
imprisonment in South Africa.
William Conrad died.
Peter Benchley died.
Whitney Houston died.
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