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Emperor Joseph II ordered the Jews of Galicia
Austria to adopt family names.
Tsar Ivan the Terrible began his march to
Nathaniel Bacon, leader of a rebellion in colonial
Virginia, was born.
British General James Wolfe was born.
Poet Philip Freneau was born.
British troops occupied Calcutta, India.
Georgia became the fourth state to ratify the
Thomas Pickering became the first U.S. Senator to
The British Institution of Civil Engineers was
Henry M. Flagler, developer of
Florida's east coast, was born.
The abolitionist newspaper Liberator
Justin Winsor, librarian and author, was born.
The Battle of Murfreesboro ended.
Educator William Lyon Phelps was born.
Standard Oil was organized as a trust.
Alice Sanger became the first female White House
1893 The first U.S.
commemorative stamps were issued, in honor of the
Confederate General James Longstreet died.
Willis Carrier received a patent for his
"Apparatus for Treating Air."
The National Woman's Party was formed.
Author Isaac Asimov was born.
Larry Harmon, aka Bozo the Clown, was born.
The United States and Canada agreed to preserve Niagara Falls.
1935 The trial
of Bruno Hauptman for the kidnapping and murder
of Charles Lindbergh's son began.
Roger Miller was born.
publisher Simon and Schuster was founded.
Televangelist Jim Bakker was born.
Japanese troops occupied Manila, Philippines.
Luis Muñoz Marin became the first democratically
elected Governor of Puerto Rico.
Panamanoan President Jose Antonio Remon was
The Soviet Union launched Luna 1 toward the Moon, making it the first
man-made object to achieve escape velocity.
1959 The cornerstone for Alaska
Methodist University, in Anchorage, was laid.
1960 The murder trial
of Bernard Finch and
Carole Tregoff began.
1960 J. Paul Sauvé, Prime
Minister of Quebec, died.
The nighttime version of "Password"
premiered on CBS-TV.
Actor Dick Powell died.
Actor Cuba Gooding, Jr. was born.
Singer Tex Ritter died.
The musical "Annie"* ended its Broadway run, after 2,377
Actress Una Merkel died.
Actor Alan Hale, Jr. died.
2001 William P. Rogers, former U.S.
Attorney General and Secretary of State, died.
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