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Charlemagne, King of the Franks and Holy Roman
King Henry VII of England was born.
Emperor Charles V opened the Diet of
King Henry VIII of England died.
Pope Clement IX was born.
Pope Paul V died.
The Russian Academy of Sciences was
founded (as the St. Petersburg Academy of
1820 A Russian
expedition led by Fabian Gottlieb von
Bellingshausen and Mikhail Petrovich Lazarev
became the first to sight mainland Antarctica.
Alexander Mackenzie, Canadian Prime Minister, was
Explorer Henry Morton Stanley was born.
Northwestern University was chartered.
Cuban freedom fighter Josť Marti was born.
Anatomist/anthropologist Eugene DuBois was born.
The first telephone exchange began operating in
New Haven, Connecticut.
1878 George W. Coy was
hired as the first full-time telephone operator.
1878 The Yale Daily News,
the first daily college newspaper, began
Fyodor Dostoevsky died.
Balloonists Auguste and Jean Piccard were born.
Pianist Artur Rubinstein was born.
Robert Stroud, subject of the movie Birdman of
Alcatraz, was born.
The Carnegie Foundation was founded.
1912 Painter Jackson Pollock was
Beverly Hills, California, was incorporated.
The U.S. Coast Guard was created.
John McCrae, author of "In
Flanders Fields," died.
The French Tomb of the Unknown Soldier was
installed under the Arc de Triomphe.
The American Pro Football Association was
renamed National Football League.
The Chrysler Building was completed in New York
Wisconsin enacted the first state unemployment
Actor Alan Alda was born.
1939 Poet/playwright William Butler Yeats died.
Elvis Presley made his first ever national
television appearance, on the musical variety
program Stage Show singing
Legos were patented.
Brooklyn Dodgers catcher Roy Campanella was seriously injured in an automobile
The Minnesota Vikings were founded.
1961 The Republic of Rwanda
"Barnaby Jones" premiered on CBS-TV.
"Fantasy Island" premiered on ABC-TV.
"We Are the World" was recorded by USA
The Space Shuttle "Challenger" exploded
soon after liftoff.
Football player Red Grange died.
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