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Pirate Henry Morgan captured Panama.
San Jose, California, was founded.
Captain James Cook discovered the Sandwich (Hawaiian)
Author Peter Mark Roget
1782 Daniel Webster,
U.S. Representative, Senator, and Secretary of
State, was born.
1793 King Louis XVI of France was
found guilty of treason.
Inventor Joseph Glidden
John Tyler, 10th
President of the United States, died.
Otto von Bismarck
was proclaimed the first Chancellor of Germany.
Playwright and author Alan Alexander Milne was born.
Modern field hockey was born with the
formation of The Hockey Association in England.
Hardy, half of the Laurel and Hardy comedy team,
1896 The first
demonstration of an X-ray machine in the United
States was given in New York City.
1904 Actor Cary
Grant was born.
Entertainer Danny Kaye was born.
The Versailles Peace Conference opened.
1919 Bentley Motors Limited was
Juliette Gordon Low, founder of the Girl Scouts
of the USA, died.
Maria de Lurdes Pintassilgo,
Prime Minister of Portugal, was born.
White Sands National Monument was created in New
Irish politician John Hume was born.
Singer Bobby Goldsboro was born.
1941 Singer David Ruffin was
The United States banned presliced bread
to reduce bakery demand for metal parts.
Poland, was liberated by the Soviet Army.
1951 The NFL
ruled tackles, guards, and centers ineligible to
receive a forward pass.
Howard, one of the original Three Stooges, died.
1955 Actor Kevin
Costner was born.
O'Ree became the first black player in the
National Hockey League, with the Boston Bruins.
18 Lumbee Indians raided a Ku Klux
Klan rally near Maxton, North Carolina.
1963 Several British
colonies on the south coast of the Arabian
Peninsula were combined into the Federation of South
Author Rudyard Kipling died.
1969 Actor Jesse
L. Martin was born.
"Six-Million Dollar Man" premiered on
"Jeffersons" premiered on CBS-TV.
1991 Eastern Air
Lines went out of business.
Richard Crenna died.
Fischer, chess grandmaster, died.
2011 Sargent Shriver, the first
director of the Peace Corps, died.
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