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1736 Inventor James Watt was born.
Civil War General Robert E. Lee was born.
Author Edgar Allan Poe
Henry Bessemer, inventor and founder of the modern
steel industry, was born.
Ezra Daggett and Thomas Kensett obtained a patent
for their tin can.
Painter Paul CÚzanne was born.
An expedition led by Charles Wilkes discovered
Georgia became the fifth state to secede from
The Battle of Mill Springs, Kentucky (also known
as Fishing Creek and Logan's Crossroads) was
Union forces occupied Fort Anderson, North
The first regular transatlantic radio broadcast
between the United States and England took place.
1903 The Tour de France was
The neon tube sign was patented by George Claude.
A "tidal wave" of molasses 15 meters
high and 25 meters wide killed dozens in Boston,
A geological survey declared that the U.S. oil
supply would be depleted within 20 years.
Folk/rock singer Janis Joplin was born.
1975 The Nuclear Regulatory
Commission went into
1975 Painter Thomas Hart Benton died.
Actress Hedy Lamarr died.
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