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999 Pope Gregory
Emperor Kublai Khan died.
1455 Painter Fra
Duke of Clarence, was privately executed in the
Tower of London.
1516 Mary I,
first reigning Queen of England, was born.
leader Martin Luther died.
Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress was licensed
1685 Fort St.
Louis was established by a Frenchman at Matagorda
Bay, forming the basis for a French claim to
1745 Physicist Alessandro Volta was born.
The first U.S. land-grant college, Ohio
University, was chartered.
1839 Pascual Cervera y
Topete, Spanish admiral
during the Spanish-American War, was born.
Artist Louis Comfort Tiffany was born.
Nicholas I died.
Millard Fillmore was nominated as the first American
(Know Nothing) Party presidential candidate.
Jefferson Davis took the oath as provisional President
of the Confederate States of America.
1861 King Victor Emmanuel
II of Sardinia became the first King of Italy.
Charles M. Schwab was born.
of Tom Sawyer was published.
Edward Arnold was born.
American politician Wendell Willkie
Classical guitarist Andrés Segovia was born.
Notre Dame football player George Gipp, aka
"The Gipper," was born.
Automobile builder Enzo Ferrari was born.
Luis Muñoz Marín, the first elected Governor of Puerto
Rico, was born.
H. Cecil Booth patented a dust removing
1901 Winston Churchill made his
maiden speech in the British House of Commons.
Charles Lewis Tiffany died.
1908 The first
"coil" U.S. postage stamps were issued.
1911 The first
official flight with air mail took place in
Allahabad, British India, when Henri Pequet, a
23-year-old pilot, delivered 6,500 letters to
West" outlaw Frank James died.
1919 Actor Jack
Palance was born.
personality Bill Cullen was born.
editor Helen Gurley Brown was born.
George Kennedy was born.
1929 The first
Academy Awards were announced.
1929 Novelist Len Deighton was
Clyde Tombaugh discovered Pluto.
Cartoonist Johnny Hart was born.
Japan declared Manchuria independent.
Yoko Ono, wife of John Lennon, was born.
1939 San Francisco's Golden Gate
15-year-old Joe Nuxhall became the youngest ever
professional baseball player after signing a
contract with the Cincinnati Reds.
Film director John Hughes was born.
1950 Actress Cybill Shepherd was
Nepal became a constitutional monarchy.
Singer Juice Newton was born.
Bwana Devil, the first 3-D feature film,
debuted in New York City.
The first Church of Scientology was
established in Los Angeles, California.
Actor John Travolta was born.
Television personality Vanna White was born.
Actress Jayne Atkinson was born.
Actor Matt Dillon was born.
Music producer Dr. Dre was born.
Physicist Robert Oppenheimer died.
David Gilmour joined Pink Floyd.
1968 Actress Molly Ringwald was
Actor Andy Devine died.
Businessman Jack Northrop died.
Dale Earnhardt was killed in a last lap crash at
the Daytona 500.
Country singer Johnny Paycheck died.
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