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1099 Godfrey of Bouillon was elected the first Defender of the Holy Sepulchre of The Kingdom of Jerusalem.
1461 King Charles VII of France died.
1596 Tsar Michael of Russia was born.
1676 Pope Clement X died.
1686 The City of New Albany, New York, was chartered.
1796 Cleveland, Ohio, was founded.
1849 Poet Emma Lazarus was born.
1864 The Battle of Atlanta was fought.
1873 Missouri politician Tom Pendergast was born.
1888 Selman Waksman, the discoverer of streptomycin, was born.
1890 Kennedy family matriarch Rose Kennedy was born.
1893 Psychiatrist Karl Menninger was born.
1898 Poet Stephen Vincent Benét was born.
1908 Etiquette columnist Amy Vanderbilt was born.
1916 Poet James Whitcomb Riley died.
1922 Comedian Dan Rowan was born.
1923 American politician Robert Dole was born.
1928 Comedian Orson Bean was born.
1932 Wiley Post completed a record-setting solo round-the-world
flight of 7 days, 19 hours.
robber John Dillinger was gunned down by FBI agents in Chicago.
1937 The U.S. Senate rejected President Franklin Roosevelt's proposal to increase the number of Supreme Court Justices.
1940 Game show host Alex Trebek was born.
Palermo, Sicily, was liberated by U.S. troops under
General George S. Patton.
1946 Actor Danny Glover was born.
Actor Albert Brooks was born.
1950 William Lyon Mackenzie King, 3-time Prime Minister of Canada, died.
1955 Actor Willem Dafoe was born.
1960 Cuba nationalized all U.S.-owned sugar factories.
1964 Actor David Spade was born.
1965 Wrestler Shawn Michaels was born.
1967 Author and historian Carl Sandburg died.
1980 Auto racer Scott Dixon was born.
1991 Jeffrey Dahmer confessed to killing 19 men.
1992 Actress Selena Gomez was born.
1995 Susan Smith was found guilty of drowning her two children in South Carolina.
2008 Actress Estelle Getty died.
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