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1534 Jacques Cartier landed in Canada and claimed it for France.

1567 Mary Queen of Scots was deposed and replaced by her one-year-old son James VI.

1581 The States of Holland and Zealand were recognized by Willem van Orange.

1701 Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac founded a trading post at Fort Pontchartrain (now Detroit).

Gibraltar1704 The British took Gibraltar.

1783 Simón Bolivar, South American revolutionary, was born.

1800 Henry Shaw, founder of the Missouri Botanical Garden, was born.

Alexandre Dumas1802 Author Alexandre Dumas the Elder was born.

1847 The Mormons settled what is now Salt Lake City.
1847 Richard March Hoe patented the rotary-type printing press.

Martin Van Buren1862 U.S. President Martin Van Buren died.

1863 The Battle of Battle Mountain was fought.

1864 The Battle of Winchester was fought.

1866 Tennessee became the first former Confederate state to be readmitted to the Union.

1870 Transamerican rail service began.

Amelia Earhart1897 Aviator Amelia Earhart was born.

1905 Czar Nicholas II of Russia and Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany signed a mutual defense treaty.

Bella Abzug1920 American politician Bella Abzug was born.

1923 The Treaty of Lausanne, settling the boundaries of modern Turkey, was signed in Switzerland.

1925 John Scopes was found guilty of teaching evolution.

President Herbert Hoover1929 President Herbert Hoover proclaimed the Kellogg-Briand Pact.

1936 Actress Ruth Buzzi was born.

1938 Instant coffee was invented.

1944 Russian soldiers liberated the Majdanek extermination camp.

1947 Comedian Gallagher was born.

1951 Actress Lynda Carter was born.

1954 British occupation of Egypt officially ended.

Kitchen Debate1959 U.S. Vice President Richard Nixon and Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev had a "Kitchen Debate" at the American National Exhibition in Moscow.

1961 Edwin Newman became news anchor of "Today Show."

1963 Basketball player Karl Malone was born.

1964 Baseball player Barry Bonds was born.

1966 Actor Montgomery Clift died.

1969 Apollo 11 returned to Earth.
1969 Singer Jennifer Lopez was born.

President Richard Nixon1974 The United States Supreme Court unanimously ruled that President Richard Nixon did not have the authority to withhold subpoenaed White House tapes.

1979 Actor Archie Duncan died.

1980 Actor Peter Sellers died.

2012 Actor Chad Everett died.
2012 Actor Sherman Hemsley died.

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