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1585 The Treaty of Nemours abolished
tolerance to Protestants in France.
Preacher Thomas Hooker died.
1752 Joseph-Marie Jacquard, inventor of an improved textile loom,
Kings College (now Columbia University) opened.
The United States annexed California.
Composer Gustav Mahler was born.
The Land Grant Act, endowing state colleges with
federal land, was enacted.
The first U.S. military draft was implemented.
Four persons convicted of conspiracy in the
assassination of President Abraham Lincoln were
1879 Painter George Caleb Bingham died.
1887 Artist Marc
Chagall was born.
travelers cheque was patented.
Federal troops fired into a crowd of striking railroad
workers in Chicago,
killing at least a dozen.
President William McKinley signed a resolution
annexing the Hawaiian Islands to the United States.
Author Robert A. Heinlein was born.
Opera composer Gian Carlo Menotti was born.
Robert Goddard received a patent for a multi-stage
Band leader Doc Severinsen was born.
Actor Vince Edwards was born.
Author Arthur Conan Doyle died.
Author David Eddings was born.
Japan invaded China.
Beatles drummer Ringo Starr was born.
Mother Frances Xavier
Cabrini became the first American to be
Satchel Paige became the first Negro pitcher in the
American League when he was signed by the
"Dragnet" premiered on NBC Radio.
1949 Actress Shelley Duvall was
U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower signed a bill
offering statehood to Alaska.
1960 Hugh Hammond Bennett, the
"father of soil conservation," died.
Moshe Sharett, the first Foreign
Minister of Israel, died.
Vivian Leigh died.
Jorja Fox was born.
Kirsten Vangsness was born.
skater Michelle Kwan was born.
1983 A Learjet
Model 55 set a sustained altitude record of
1990 TV game
show host Bill Cullen died.
The Space Shuttle Atlantis completed its
joint mission with the Russian Space Station Mir.
Musician Syd Barrett died.
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