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1250 King Louis
IX of France was captured at the Battle of
Fariskur while in Egypt conducting the Seventh
1423 King Louis
XI of France was born.
Samuel de Champlain founded
Portugal gave Tangier and Bombay to King Charles II of England.
designer Robert Adam was born.
John S. Copley was born.
statesman Henry Grattan was born.
1754 The Battle
of Fort Necessity was fought.
1760 The Battle
of Restigouche was born.
1767 Pitcairn Island was discovered.
1775 George Washington took command
of the Continental Army at Cambridge,
1819 The first
savings bank in the U.S. (Bank of Savings in New
York City) opened its doors.
1839 The first
state normal school in the U.S. opened in
Lexington, Massachusetts, with 3 students.
1844 The last
pair of great auks was killed.
1849 The French
entered Rome in order to restore Pope Pius IX to
1863 The Battle
of Gettysburg ended.
George M. Cohan was born.
Franz Kafka was born.
1884 Charles Henry Dow published the
first Dow Jones Average.
1890 Idaho became the 43rd state.
1890 King Leopold II gave Congo,
previously a private possession, to Belgium.
1898 The U.S.
Navy defeated a Spanish fleet in Santiago, Cuba,
Robert B. Meyner, Governor of
New Jersey, was born.
Author Joel Chandler Harris died.
Gorgas, discoverer of how malaria and yellow
fever are transmitted, died.
1930 The U.S.
Veterans Administration was created.
Schick, inventor of the electric razor, died.
Senator Lamar Alexander was born.
Norman Thagard was born.
Dave Barry was born.
1950 U.S. and
North Korean armies met on the battlefield for
the first time.
Laura Branigan was born.
1956 Talk show
host Montel Williams was born.
Williams Show" premiered on ABC-TV.
1962 Actor Tom
Cruise was born.
musician Brian Jones died.
musician Jim Morrison died.
Wilson performed with the Beach Boys after a
1981 Actor Ross
1985 The movie Back
to the Future was released.
1986 Singer Rudy
1989 Actor Jim
player Don Drysdale died.
player Pancho Gonzalez died.
Boots Randolph died.
Harmon, aka Bozo the Clown, died.
2012 Actor Andy
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