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1276 Pope Gregory X died.
1737 Revolutionary hero Ethan Allen was born.
1776 Thomas Paine published Common Sense.
1778 Carolus Linnaeus, developer of the "genus-species" system of animal classification, died.
1781 The Department of Foreign Affairs was established by the Continental Congress.
1810 Napoleon Bonaparte divorced Josephine.
1815 John Alexander Macdonald, first Prime Minister of Canada, was born.
1843 Bank robber Frank James was born.
1850 Architect John W. Root was born.
1861 Florida became the 3rd state to secede from the Union.
1862 Industrialist Samuel Colt died.
1863 Presbyterian preacher Lyman Beecher died.
1869 Russian mystic Gregory Rasputin was born.
1870 John D. Rockefeller incorporated Standard Oil.
1883 Samuel Mudd, the doctor who treated John Wilkes Booth's broken leg, died.
1901 The first great oil strike in Texas occurred.
1904 Actor Ray Bolger was born.
1917 William Frederick "Buffalo Bill" Cody, buffalo hunter and hero of Western novels, died.
1920 The League of Nations was established.
1922 Shigenobu Okuma, two-time Prime Minister of Japan, died.
1930 Businessman Roy E. Disney was born.
Singer Scott McKenzie was born.
1943 Singer Jim Croce was born.
1944 Singer Frank Sinatra, Jr., was born.
1945 Singer Rod Stewart was born.
1946 The first United Nations General Assembly met for the first time, in London.
introduced the 45 RPM record.
United Nations headquarters in Manhattan, New York,
Singer Pat Benatar was born.
1956 Elvis Presley recorded "Heartbreak Hotel."
1957 Poet T.S. Eliot married Valerie Fletcher, his secretary, in London, England.
1958 Auto racer Eddie Cheever was born.
1961 Author Dashiell Hammett died.
1971 Fashion designer Coco Chanel died.
last new episode of "Rockford Files" aired on
1982 Comedian Paul Lynde died.
1984 The first Wendy's commercial featuring Clara Peller asking "where's the beef?" aired.
2016 Singer David Bowie died.
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