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Charles V of France was born.
ceded Naples to King Ferdinand of Aragon.
1606 Guy Fawkes
was executed for treason.
1752 American statesman Gouverneur Morris was born.
Composer Franz Schubert was born.
American politician James G. Blaine was born.
The first black Civil War regiment, South
Carolina Volunteers, was mustered into the U.S.
The U.S. House of Representatives passed the 13th
Amendment, abolishing slavery.
Author Zane Grey was born.
The United States ordered all Native Americans
German President Theodor Heuss was born.
Singer Eddie Cantor was born.
Actress Tallulah Bankhead was born.
TV personality Garry Moore was born.
Germany announced that it would begin
unrestricted submarine warfare.
Baseball player Jackie Robinson was born.
Stewart Udall, U.S. Congressman and Secretary of the
Interior, was born.
Singer Carol Channing was born.
1921 Singer Mario Lanza was
Author Norman Mailer was born.
Benjamin Hooks, director of the NAACP, was born.
Scotch© Tape first went on sale.
Baseball player Ernie Banks was born.
Composer Philip Glass was born.
1937 Actress Suzanne Pleshette
Queen Beatrix I of the Netherlands was born.
American politician Dick Gephardt was born.
Private Eddie Slovik became the first U.S.
soldier since the Civil War to be executed for
Baseball player Nolan Ryan was born.
The first daytime "soap opera," These
Are My Children, was broadcast on the NBC
station in Chicago.
Truman announced that
he had authorized the creation of a hydrogen
John R. Mott, Protestant missionary statesman and
influential part of the YMCA, died.
Rock musician Johnny Rotten was born.
Alan Alexander Milne, author of the Winnie the Pooh
The United States launched the world's first
scientific satellite, Explorer I.
Actor John Dye was born.
The Soviet Union launched Luna 9.
Actress Minnie Driver was born.
Apollo XIV was launched.
Film and television producer Samuel Goldwyn died.
Auto racer Buddy Rice was born.
Singer Justin Timberlake was born.
McDonald's opened its first Russian franchise, in
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