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1725 Comte de Rochambeau, French commander in the American
Revolution, was born.
Author George Sand was born.
The United Provinces of Central America
gained independence from Mexico.
1836 The U.S. Congress
passed legislation accepting the bequest of James
Smithson, which was used to establish the Smithsonian Institution.
1847 The first
U.S. postage stamps went on sale.
Charles Goodyear, inventor of the process for
vulcanizing rubber, died.
1862 The first United
States income tax law was enacted.
1862 The Russian State
Library was founded.
The Battle of Gettysburg began.
The British North America Act established the
Dominion of Canada.
Aviator Louis BlÚriot
publisher James Gordon Bennett died.
Prince Edward Island became the 7th
1874 The first
zoo in the U.S. opened in Philadelphia.
Universal Postal Union was established.
1877 U.S. Army General Benjamin Oliver Davis was born.
1884 Allan Pinkerton, founder of
Pinkerton National Detective Agency, died.
1896 Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of Uncle Tom's Cabin,
American troops occupied San Juan Hill, in Cuba.
1899 Actor Charles Laughton was
The Gideon Society was established.
The first Tour de France bicycle race
Aviator Amy Johnson was born.
Albert Einstein introduced his theory of
1905 John Hay, U.S. Secretary of
Cosmetics company founder EstÚe Lauder was born.
1912 Environmentalist David Ross Brower was born.
The Battles of the Somme began.
1916 Actress Olivia de Havilland
The Communist Party of China was founded.
Bobby Day was born.
Wiley Post and Harold Gatty completed a
record-setting round-the-world flight of 8 days,
Actor Jamie Farr was born.
1934 Film director Sydney
Pollack was born.
Businessman Wally Amos was born.
Choreographer Twyla Tharp was born.
Actress Karen Black was born.
Singer Debbie Harry was born.
1946 The first
peacetime atom bomb test was conducted on Bikini Atoll.
Architect Eliel Saarinen died.
Actor Dan Aykroyd was born.
Country musician Keith Whitley was born.
The International Geophysical Year began.
The Somali Democratic Republic was established.
The Republic of Ghana was established.
Diana Spencer, Princess of Wales, was born.
1961 Olympic track star Carl
Lewis was born.
Burundi and Rwanda gained
independence from Belgium.
1963 The U.S.
Post Office instituted ZIP codes.
went into effect.
Actress Pamela Anderson was born.
The first issue of Ms. magazine was
Argentinian Juan Peron died.
Sony introduced the Walkman.
"O, Canada" became the official anthem
Architect R. Buckminster Fuller died.
Actor Michael Landon died.
Disc jockey Wolfman Jack died.
Actor Robert Mitchum died.
The Íresund Link, connecting Sweden
and Denmark, was dedicated.
2000 Actor Walter Matthau died.
flautist Herbie Mann died.
The Cassini probe went into orbit around
2004 Actor Marlon Brando died.
Singer Luther Vandross died.
Actor Karl Malden died.
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