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Roman Emperor Hadrian died.
Lady Godiva rode naked on horseback
through Coventry (according to legend).
1460 Richard of
York defeated King Henry VI at Northampton.
Vasco da Gama returned to Portugal after having
commanded the first sea expedition around the
southern tip of Africa to India.
Protestant leader John Calvin was born.
King Charles V of France and King Henry VIII of
England signed the Treaty of Calais.
King Henri II of France died.
The first non-Separatist Congregational
Church in America was founded in Salem,
English lawyer William Blackstone was born.
King Louis XVI of France declared war on
the Kingdom of Great Britain.
President Andrew Jackson vetoed
legislation to re-charter the Second Bank of the
1851 Painter-inventor Louis Jacques
Electrical engineer Nikola Tesla was born.
The indelible pencil was patented by Edson
Humorist Finley Peter Dunne was born.
Educator Mary Bethune was born.
Wyoming became the 44th state.
Chicago's Comiskey Park opened.
1919 U.S. President Woodrow
presented the Treaty of Versailles to the Senate.
Boxer Jake LaMotta was born.
1921 Eunice Kennedy Shriver was born.
Writer-producer Earl Hammer, Jr. was born.
TASS, the official news agency of the Soviet
Union, was established.
American politician David N. Dinkins was born.
1927 Actor William Smithers was
Composer Jerry Herman was born.
Director Ivan Passer was born.
Lawrence Pressman was born.
1939 Singer Mavis Staples was
The Battle of Britain began as Nazi forces began
attacking southern England by air.
1940 Actor Mills Watson.
Robert Pine was born.
1941 Jazz pianist Jelly Roll
U.S. and British forces launched an invasion of
player Virginia Wade was born.
1945 Actor Ron Glass was born.
1946 Folk singer
Arlo Guthrie was born.
Hit Parade" premiered on NBC-TV.
Armistice talks aimed at ending the Korean
Conflict began at Kaesong.
1951 Country singer-songwriter Cheryl
Wheeler was born.
1954 Rock singer
Neil Tennant was born.
player Bela Fleck was born.
musician Shaw Wilson was born.
Telstar was launched into orbit and became the
world's first active telecommunications
singer-songwriter Ken Mellons was born.
1965 Rock musician Peter
DiStefano was born.
Gentry recorded "Ode to Billie Joe."
singer Gary LeVox was born.
Sofia Vergara was born.
The Bahamas became fully independent after 300
years of British colonial rule.
Adrian Grenier was born.
News Tonight" premiered on ABC-TV.
At least 13 persons were killed and 60 injured
when two trains collided head-on near Naples,
Boston Pops conductor Arthur Fiedler died.
Thomas Ian Nicholas.
1980 Singer-actress Jessica
Simpson was born.
Voice actor Mel Blanc died.
Boris Yeltsin took the oath of office as the first
elected President of the Russian Republic.
Maria de Lurdes Pintassilgo,
former Prime Minister of Portugal, died.
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