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Charles III of Naples and Hungary was
1510 Pope Julius
II excommunicated the Republic of Venice.
of Austria was crowned as King of Bohemia.
Clement VIII was born.
Gregory XIII announced a new calendar.
British General John Burgoyne was born.
William Harris Crawford, U.S.
Senator, Secretary of War and Secretary of the
Treasury, was born.
George Rogers Clark captured
Vincennes (now in Indiana).
1785 John Adams was appointed the
first United States Minister to Great Britain.
1786 Wilhelm Karl Grimm, collector and publisher of fairy
tales, was born.
1803 The U.S. Supreme
Court established itself as the final authority
on the constitutionality of laws in Marbury vs Madison.
Chemist Henry Cavendish died.
Robert Fulton, inventor of the first commercially
successful steamboat, died.
Mexico became independent of Spain.
Painter Winslow Homer was
William Otis patented the steam shovel.
King Louis-Philippe of France abdicated.
Arizona Territory was organized.
1868 The House of
Representatives voted to impeach President Andrew
Baseball player Honus Wagner was born.
U.S. Navy Admiral Chester W. Nimitz was born.
The United States signed an agreement with Cuba
to lease Guantanamo Bay for a naval base.
The Hudson Motor Car Company was founded.
Actor Abe Vigoda was born.
Actor Steven Hill was born.
Actor James Farentino was born.
The Voice of America went on the air for the
American forces liberated Manila, Philippines,
from the Japanese.
1945 Actor Barry Bostwick was
minister Charles Monroe
Singer Rupert Holmes was born.
1947 Actor Edward James Olmos
Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple Computers, was
Kwame Nkrumah was overthrown as
President of Ghana.
Pakistan formally recognized Bangladesh.
Boxer Floyd Mayweather, Jr., was born.
A special commission of the U.S. Congress
released a report condemning the practice of
Japanese internment during World War II.
Astronomers at a University of Toronto
observatory in the mountains of Chile announced
their discovery of a huge supernova that was the
closest and brightest to be seen since 1604.
Businessman Malcolm Forbes died.
Game show host John Charles Daly died.
Singer Dinah Shore died.
Elton John was knighted.
1998 Comedian Henny Youngman
Actor Dennis Weaver died.
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