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1553 15-year-old Lady Jane Grey was deposed as England's Queen after 9 days.
1801 Robert John Walker, U.S. Senator and Secretary of the Treasury, was born.
1817 Mary Ann Ball Bickerdyke, American Civil War nurse and veterans' advocate, was born.
1834 Painter Edgar Degas was born.
1819 Charles Horace Mayo, co-founder of the Mayo Clinic, was born.
1870 France declared war on Prussia.
1899 The National Brotherhood of Electrical Workers was formed.
1909 Cleveland shortstop Neal Ball executed an unassisted triple play.
1922 U.S. Senator George McGovern was born.
1941 Singer Vikkie Carr was born.
1946 Tennis player Ilie Nastase was born.
1947 Assassins broke
into a meeting of the Executive Council of Burma and
killed U Aung San, architect of the state, and seven
1957 Derek Ibbotson set a new world record for the mile of 3:57.2.
1965 Syngman Rhee, the first President of the Republic of Korea, died.
1969 Apollo 11 went into Moon orbit.
1976 Sagarmatha National Park was established, in Nepal.
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