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Architect Inigo Jones died.
Isaac Newton's Principia was published by
the Royal Society.
The Continental Congress adopted the Olive Branch
Sylvester Graham, advocate of vegetarianism and inventor
of Graham crackers, was born.
U.S. naval hero David Farragut was born.
Circus founder P. T. Barnum was born.
Venezuela gained its independence from Spain.
American forces defeated British and
Canadian forces at Chippewa, Ontario.
Niépce, inventor of
provisional government was formed for Oregon
1841 Thomas Cook
established the first travel agency.
Rhodes, founder of De Beers, was born.
1858 President James Monroe's remains
were reinterred at Hollywood Cemetery in
1859 Captain N.
C. Brooks discovered the Midway Islands.
1861 The Battle
of Carthage (Missouri) was fought.
The U.S. Secret Service was commissioned to
investigate and suppress counterfeiting.
1902 U.S. Senator and
Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr. was born.
Actor Milburn Stone was born.
Russian politician Andrei Gromyko was born.
French President Georges Pompidou was born.
Clyde Cessna set a U.S. speed record of 124.6 mph
in flight from Blackwell, Oklahoma, to Wichita,
Kansas, in a Comet.
The National Labor Relations Board was created.
1935 Tony and Al
Cuccunello became the first brothers to hit home
runs for opposing teams in the same game.
1937 SPAM was introduced to the
Philippines were declared liberated from Japanese
1946 Louis Reard
introduced his bikini design at a Paris fashion
1947 Judge Joe
Brown was born.
National Health Service Act went into effect.
1950 The Law of
Return was passed, guaranteeing all Jews the
right to live in Israel.
1950 Musician Huey Lewis was
Shockley invented the junction transistor.
1951 Baseball player Goose
Gossage was born.
Algeria gained its independence from France.
Actress Edie Falco was born.
Architect Walter Gropius died.
The James Bond movie Live and Let Die
Cape Verde became independent of Portugal.
The sitcom "Seinfeld" debuted on NBC.
Baseball player Ted Williams died.
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