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1691 George Fox, founder of the Society of Friends, died.
1733 James Oglethorpe and 130 English colonists arrived at Charleston, South Carolina.
1785 The first issue of the London Times was published.
1794 The U.S. Congress changed the flag to 15 stars and 15 stripes.
1808 Samuel Portland Chase, U.S. Secretary of the Treasury and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, was born.
1832 Author Horatio Alger was born.
1854 Anthony Foss patented the accordion.
1864 Songwriter Stephen Foster died.
1884 Singer Sophie Tucker was born.
1885 Businessman Alfred Fuller was born.
1888 The National Geographic Society was founded.
1913 Delta Sigma Theta sorority was founded.
1919 Actor Robert Stack was born.
1929 "Wild West" lawman/criminal Wyatt Earp died.
1930 The first "Mickey Mouse" comic strip was published.
1931 Actor Charles Nelson Reilly was born.
1934 Comedian Rip Taylor was born.
1938 The Church of England accepted the theory of evolution.
1941 Author James Joyce died.
1942 Henry Ford patented a method of constructing plastic auto bodies.
Landslides and flood waters swept away the village of
Pachaco, Peru, killing 100 persons.
1961 Actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus was born.
Singer Trace Adkins was born.
1963 President Sylvanus Olympio of Togo was shot and killed by unknown assassins.
1967 Étienne Eyadéma overthrew Togolese President Nicolas Grunitzky in a bloodless coup.
1978 American politician Hubert Humphrey died.
2010 Singer Teddy Pendergrass died.
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