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Richard II of England died.
1483 Babar, first Mogul Emperor, was
Thomas Cranmer was declared a heretic.
Captain James Cook was killed by natives
of the Sandwich (Hawaiian) Islands.
Davenport was granted the first U.S. patent for
1797 A British
fleet defeated a much larger Spanish fleet at the
Battle of Cape St. Vincent.
1803 Moses Coats
patented an apple corer.
1844 John C. Frémont became the
first European to see Lake Tahoe.
1849 James Knox Polk became the first
sitting President to have his photograph taken,
by Matthew Brady in New York City.
Oregon was admitted as the 33rd state.
1859 Engineer George
Ferris was born.
Morehouse College was organized.
1867 Sakichi Toyoda, founder of
Toyota Corporation, was born.
Actor John Barrymore was born.
General William Tecumseh Sherman died.
Jack Benny was born.
1895 Actor Nigel
Bruce was born.
1899 The U.S.
Congress began using voting machines.
1903 The Department of
Commerce and Labor was
created by act of Congress.
Arizona was admitted as the 48th state.
Teamsters Union leader Jimmy Hoffa was
College football coach Woody Hayes was born.
United Parcel Service was formed.
Television journalist Hugh Downs was born.
IBM Corporation was founded by Thomas Watson.
Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin.
1929 Seven members of George
"Bugs" Moran's gang were gunned down by
members of Al Capone's gang in Chicago.
1929 Actor Vic Morrow was born.
Dracula, starring Bela Lugosi, was
Actress Florence Henderson was born.
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg was born.
The last Stearman PT-17 was delivered to the U.S.
Srmy Air Force.
The Bank of England was nationalized.
1946 Dancer Gregory Hines was
Magician (Raymond Joseph) Teller was born.
Football player Jim Kelly was born.
1960 Actress Meg Tilly was born.
Jacqueline Kennedy gave the first ever televised
tour of the White House.
Football player Drew Bledsoe was born.
Football player Steve McNair was born.
Biologist Julian Huxley died.
Composer Frederick Loewe died.
The first of 24 satellites of the Global
Positioning System were placed into orbit.
Silence of the Lambs was released.
Ehrlichmann, White House counsel during the
Watergate scandal, died.
McLean Stevenson died.
Shoemaker became the first spacecraft to
orbit around an asteroid, 433 Eros.
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