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Tsarina Elizabeth of Russia died.
American naval hero Stephen Decatur was born.
Pike, American Army
officer and explorer, was born.
A British naval expedition led by Benedict
Arnold burned Richmond, Virginia.
Robert Morrison, Protestant missionary to China and
translator of the Bible into Chinese, was born.
Cyrus Hamlin, missionary and educator in Turkey, was
1846 The United
States House of Representatives voted to stop
sharing the Oregon Territory with the United
Gillette, inventor of the safety razor, was born.
1859 Alexandru Ioan Cuza was elected Prince of Moldavia.
Konrad Adenauer, first Chancellor of West Germany, was
The first school of librarianship in the
United States opened at Columbia University.
1903 The San
Francisco-Hawaii telegraph cable opened for
National Association of Audubon Society was
1912 The first
National Hockey Association game was played.
1914 The Ford
Motor Company increased wages from $2.40/9-hour
day to $5.00/8-hour day.
1914 Actor George Reeves was
Jane Wyman was born.
Jeane Dixon was born.
National Socialist (Nazi) Party was formed.
explorer Ernest Shackleton died.
1925 Nellie Tayloe Ross
became the first woman Governor of a state
Walter Mondale, U.S. Senator and Vice-President, was
Dancer Alvin Ailey was born.
Actor Robert Duvall was born.
Raisa Gorbachev, First Lady of the Soviet Union,
Calvin Coolidge, 30th President of the United States,
The only unicameral state legislature in the
United States (Nebraska) opened its first
King Juan Carlos of Spain was born.
FM radio was demonstrated to the FCC for
the first time.
Aviator Amy Johnson was killed in a plane crash.
Talk show host Charlie Rose was born.
1943 George Washington
scientist noted for his work with peanuts, died.
The Daily Mail became the first
Pepe LePew debuted in the Warner Bros
cartoon "Odor-able Kitty."
Diane Katon was born.
1947 Actor Ted
Lange was born.
President Harry Truman labeled
his administration the "Fair Deal."
Pamela Sue Martin was born.
1959 Marie Torre began a 10-day
sentence in the Jersey City, New Jersey, jail for
refusing to disclose the source of information
she used in a column.
Marilyn Manson was born.
My Children" premiered on ABC-TV.
President Richard Nixon signed a bill authorizing
NASA to begin research on a manned space shuttle.
"MacNeil-Lehrer Report" premiered on
police arrested truck driver Peter Sutcliffe, who
was subsequently convicted of being the
1982 An Arkansas
judge ruled against the mandatory teaching of
creation in public schools.
"Surrogate Baby M" case began in
Hackensack, New Jersey.
Allan Dodd became the first person to be executed
by hanging in the United States since 1965, in
Congressman Tip O'Neill died.
Sonny Bono died.
player Tug McGraw died.
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