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Republic Day (India)
King Edward III of England was proclaimed King of
Pentateuch (the Jewish Bible) was
first printed as a book, in Bolongna, Italy.
Yáńez Pinzón became the first European to set
foot in Brazil.
1564 The Council
of Trent issued its conclusions in the Tridentinum,
establishing a distinction between Roman
Catholicism and Protestantism.
King Stanislaw I of Poland abdicated his
Karl XIV Johan, King of Sweden and
Norway, was born.
The city of Sydney, Australia, was founded.
Edward Jenner, physician who discovered the smallpox
Michigan was admitted as the 26th state.
Tennessee became the first state to prohibit
Hong Kong was proclaimed a sovereign territory of
the United Kingdom.
Louisiana seceded from the Union.
President Abraham Lincoln issued General
War Order #1, calling for a Union offensive.
The War Department authorized the Massachusetts
Governor to recruit black troops.
Virginia was readmitted to the Union.
The U.S. income tax was repealed.
U.S. General Douglas MacArthur was born.
Explorer Roy Chapman Andrews was born.
Civil War General Abner Doubleday died.
The Cullinan Diamond,
the world's largest diamond, was found.
1905 Maria von Trapp, of Sound
of Music fame, was born.
Rocky Mountain National Park was established.
1915 Actor William Hopper was
U.S. Admiral George Dewey died.
Former Ford Motor Co. executive Henry
Leland launched the Lincoln Motor Company.
player/announcer Bob Uecker was born.
Hall National Monument was established.
The Nazis forbade Polish-Jews from traveling on
The first U.S. forces in Europe during World War II went ashore in Northern Ireland.
Soviet forces reached the Auschwitz concentration
1945 American politician Tom
Movie critic Gene Siskel was born.
Executive Order 9981, ending segregation
in the U.S. Armed Forces, was signed.
India became a republic.
Guitarist Eddie Van Halen was born.
Comedian Ellen DeGeneres was born.
Hockey player Wayne Gretzky was born.
"Crime boss" Lucky Luciano died.
Actor Edward G. Robinson died.
Basketball player Vince Carter was born.
"Dukes of Hazzard" premiered on CBS-TV.
1979 Nelson Aldrich
businessman, philanthropist, Governor of New
York, and Vice-President of the United States,
Israel and Egypt established diplomatic
Bear Bryant, University of Alabama football head
Actor Jose Ferrer died.
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