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1189 King Henry II of England died.

1415 John Huss was burned at the stake.

1495 French King Charles VIII beat the Holy League at the Battle of Fornovo.

1535 Philosopher Sir Thomas More died.

1553 King Edward VI of England died.

1573 Córdoba, Argentina, was founded by Jerónimo Luis de Cabrera.

1699 Pirate Captain William Kidd was captured in Boston, Massachusetts.

John Paul Jones1741 American naval hero John Paul Jones was born.

Alexander Wilson1766 Ornithologist Alexander Wilson was born.

1776 The American Declaration of Independence was announced on the front page of the Pennsylvania Evening Gazette.

1777 British troops captured Fort Ticonderoga.

1785 Congress unanimously resolved to name U.S. currency "dollar" and adopted decimal coinage.

John Marshall1835 John Marshall, Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, died.

1854 The Republican Party held its first state convention, at Jackson, Mississippi.
1854 Physicist Georg Simon Ohm died.

1858 Lyman Blake patented a shoe manufacturing machine.

1869 The Order of Railway Conductors and Brakemen was founded in Amboy, Illinois.

Harry Sinclair1876 Oil man Harry Sinclair was born.

Louis Pasteur1885 Louis Pasteur successfully innoculated a child against rabies.

Homestead Strike1892 Agents from the Pinkerton Detective Agency attempted to end a strike by steel workers in Homestead, Pennsylvania.

1914 Vince McMahon, founder of World Wrestling Entertainment, was born.

1918 Actor Sebastian Cabot was born.

1921 Nancy Davis, wife of U.S. President Ronald Reagan, was born.

1922 Fashion designer Pierre Cardin was born.

1925 Talk show host Merv Griffin was born.
1925 Musician Bill Haley was born.

1927 Actress Janet Leigh was born.
1927 Comedian Pat Paulsen was born.

1931 Singer Della Reese was born.

1933 The American League won the very first Major League All-Star Game, 4-2, at Comiskey Park, Chicago.

1937 Actor Ned Beatty was born.
1937 Singer Gene Chandler was born.

1941 The New York Yankees unveiled a monument to Lou Gehrig in centerfield.

1945 Nicaragua became the first nation to formally accept the U.N. Charter.
1945 U.S. President Harry Truman signed an executive order establishing the Medal of Freedom.

1946 George W. Bush, 43rd President of the United States, was born.
1946 Actor Fred Dryer was born.
1946 Actor Sylvester Stallone was born.
1946 Actor Burt Ward was born.

Harry S. Truman Memorial Library1957 The Harry S. Truman Memorial Library was dedicated in Independence, Missouri.

1958 Adolfo López Mateos was elected President of Mexico.

1962 Author William Faulkner died.

Comoros1965 Comoros gained independence from France.

1971 Jazz trumpeter Louis Armstrong died.

1998 Singer/actor Roy Rogers died.

2003 Actor Buddy Ebsen died.

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