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Pope Pius V excommunicated Queen Elizabeth I of England and
absolved her subjects from allegiance.
Christopher Wren died.
1746 Charles Cotesworth
Secretary of State and Secretary of War, was
1778 José de San Martín, Latin American revolutionary, was
The first Bank of the United States was
Samuel Colt received a patent for a pistol with
revolving cartridge cylinder.
The first U.S. electric printing press was
patented by Thomas Davenport.
Painter Pierre Auguste Renoir was born.
The USS Monitor was commissioned.
Hiram Revels took his seat as
the first black to be elected to the U.S. Senate.
Opera singer Enrico Caruso was born.
Secretary of State John Foster Dulles was born.
1901 J.P. Morgan organized the U.S.
1901 Comic actor Zeppo Marx was
1908 The first
tunnel under the Hudson River opened.
American politician Millicent Fenwick was born.
The 16th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution,
establishing a national income tax, was
1913 Actor Jim Backus was born.
Tennis player Bobby Riggs was born.
Glacier Bay National Monument was established in
Film and television director Larry Gelbart was
Musician George Harrison was born.
Wrestler Ric Flair was born.
"Your Show of Shows" premiered
1963 The Beatles
released their first single in the U.S.,
"Please Please Me."
Clay (Muhammad Ali) TKO'd Sonny Liston in 7 for
his first world heavyweight championship title.
1975 Nation of
Islam founder Elijah Muhammad died.
1982 The last
new episode of "The Lawrence Welk Show"
Tennessee Williams died.
Corazon Aquino took office as President of the
The U.S. Supreme Court upheld affirmative
Darren McGavin died.
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