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Richard II of England was born.
1494 The first
Mass in the New World was celebrated at La
1579 The Union
of Atrecht was signed.
1605 The first
edition of El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quijote
de la Mancha (Book One of Don Quixote)
by Miguel de Cervantes was published in Madrid,
The English Rump Parliament voted to put Charles I on trial for treason
and other "high crimes"
co-inventor of the first aircraft to carry humans
into the sky, was born.
1759 George Washington married Martha
Massachusetts slaves petitioned the legislature
1784 Turkey and
Russia signed a treaty in Constantinople.
U.S. Senator Charles Sumner was born.
Archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann was born.
The New England Anti-Slavery Society was
organized in Boston, Massachusetts.
1832 Illustrator Gustave Doré was born.
Louis Braille, developer of the Braille System of
writing and reading for the blind, died.
A patent for reducing zinc ore was granted
to Samuel Wetherill.
troops seized the Federal arsenal at
1873 The U.S.
Congress began investigating the Crédit Mobilier
Poet and historian Carl Sandburg was born.
Actor Tom Mix was born.
Samuel Rayburn, long-time member of the United States
House of Representatives, was born.
1882 Richard Henry Dana, writer and adventurer, died.
Gregor Mendel, discoverer of the basic laws of
The Washington National Cathedral was
chartered by Congress.
1898 The first
ever telephone message from a submerged submarine
was made by Simon Lake.
1907 Maria Montessori opened her
New Mexico was admitted as the 47th state.
1912 Alfred Wegener
presented his theory of continental drift in a
lecture at a meeting of the Geological
Association in Frankfurt, Germany.
The stock brokerage firm of Merrill Lynch
1919 Theodore Roosevelt,
26th President of the United States, died.
Religious leader Sun Myung Moon was born.
Musician Earl Scruggs was born.
Automobile designer John DeLorean was born.
Mother Theresa arrived in Calcutta to
begin a her work amongst India's poor and
Babrak Karmal, President of Afghanistan, was born.
Barbara Hanley became Canada's first woman
mayor, of Webbwood, Ontario
1939 The daily
newspaper comic strip "Superman"
President Franklin D. Roosevelt's
gave his "4 Freedoms" (freedom of
speech and worship, and from want and fear) State
of Union address.
American Airlines became the first commercial
airline to schedule a flight around the world
(aboard its "Pacific Clipper").
Syd Barrett was born.
Golfer Nancy Lopez was born.
Football player Howie Long was born.
"Mutual of Omaha's Wild
Kingdom," starring Marlin Perkins, premiered on
1967 The last
new episode of "The Milton Berle Show"
aired on ABC-TV.
The Angostura Bridge, across the
Orinoco River in Venezuela, opened.
1968 Dr N.E.
Shumway performed the first U.S. adult cardiac
"Schoolhouse Rock" premiered on ABC-TV
with Multiplication Rock.
Mystery Theater" premiered on radio.
of Fortune" premiered on NBC-TV.
Physicist Pavel Cherenkov died.
Rudolf Nureyev died.
1994 Ice skater
Nancy Kerrigan was attacked by Tonya Harding's
2006 Singer Lou
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