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1099 Godfrey of
Bouillon was elected the first Defender of the
Holy Sepulchre of The Kingdom of Jerusalem.
Charles VII of France died.
Michael of Russia was born.
Clement X died.
The City of New Albany, New York, was
Ohio, was founded.
1849 Poet Emma
Lazarus was born.
1864 The Battle
of Atlanta was fought.
politician Tom Pendergast was born.
1888 Selman Waksman, the discoverer
of streptomycin, was born.
family matriarch Rose Kennedy was born.
Psychiatrist Karl Menninger was born.
Stephen Vincent Benét was born.
columnist Amy Vanderbilt was born.
Poet James Whitcomb Riley died.
Dan Rowan was born.
1923 American politician
Robert Dole was born.
Comedian Orson Bean was born.
Wiley Post completed a record-setting solo
round-the-world flight of 7 days, 19 hours.
1932 Fashion designer
Oscar de la Renta was born.
1932 Theatre producer Florenz
Bank robber John Dillinger was gunned down by FBI agents in
1934 Actress Louise Fletcher was
1937 The U.S. Senate
rejected President Franklin
Roosevelt's proposal to
increase the number of Supreme Court Justices.
Game show host Alex Trebek was born.
Palermo, Sicily, was liberated by U.S. troops
under General George S. Patton.
1943 Singer Bobby Sherman was
Actor Danny Glover was born.
Actor Albert Brooks was born.
1947 Musician Don Henley was
William Lyon Mackenzie King, 3-time Prime
Minister of Canada, died.
Actor Willem Dafoe was born.
Cuba nationalized all U.S.-owned sugar factories.
Actor David Spade was born.
Wrestler Shawn Michaels was born.
Author and historian Carl Sandburg died.
Auto racer Scott Dixon was born.
Jeffrey Dahmer confessed to killing 19 men.
Actress Selena Gomez was born.
Susan Smith was found guilty of drowning
her two children in South Carolina.
Estelle Getty died.
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