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Bruce, King of Scotland, was born.
1346 Charles IV
of Luxembourg was elected emperor of the Holy
Pope Clement VII excommunicated England's King Henry VIII.
Frobisher sighted Greenland.
The Albany Congress ended.
1767 John Quincy Adams, 6th President of the United States,
French Admiral François Joseph Paul, Comte De
1798 The United
States Marine Corps was established by act of
1804 Alexander Hamilton, 1st Secretary of the U.S. Treasury,
was mortally wounded in a duel with
Vice-President Aaron Burr.
Merchant John Wanamaker was born.
London's Waterloo Station opened.
Psychologist Alfred Binet was born.
James Henry Lane, one of the first U.S. Senators from
Kate Edger became New Zealands first
woman graduate and the first woman in the British
Empire to earn a Bachelor of Arts.
The Fiat car company was chartered.
1899 Author E.B. White was born.
Babe Ruth made his Major League
debut, as a pitcher for the Boston Red Sox.
Germany launched its final offensive in the
Battle of Verdun.
Actor Yul Brynner was
Mongolia gained independence from China.
The Hollywood Bowl opened.
Actress Brett Somers was born.
Actor Tab Hunter was born.
Fashion designer Giorgio Armani was born.
The Triborough Bridge, linking Manhattan,
The Bronx, and Queens, opened.
Composer George Gershwin died.
1944 Franklin Roosevelt announced that he would be seeking a
fourth term as President.
Boxer Leon Spinks was born.
Congress authorized all U.S. currency to
say "In God We Trust."
The Western Pacific train ferry Las Plumas entered San
Coast, Dahomey, Upper Volta, and Niger declared
Baldasare became the first to swim the English
Channel underwater (scuba).
1962 Businessman E.F. Hutton died.
Rogers formed the rock group First Edition.
1967 Television animal expert Jeff
Corwin was born.
1969 David Bowie
released "Space Oddity."
1969 Rolling Stones released
"Honky Tonk Woman."
1974 The World
Football League played its first games.
archeologists discovered a 3-acre burial site
with 6,000 clay statues of warriors dating as
early as 221 BC.
The Skylab Space Station fell out of orbit.
Actor Laurence Olivier died.
Michael DeBakey, "the father of
cardiovascular surgery," died.
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