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1586 Sir Thomas Harriot introduced potatoes to Europe.
1655 Playwright Cyrano de Bergerac died.
1741 Captain Vitus Bering discovered Mount St. Elias, Alaska.
1741 Composer Antonio Vivaldi died.
1746 John Peter Zenger, focus of the first "Freedom of the Press" case in America, died.
1750 Composer Johann Sebastian Bach died.
1821 Peru declared its independence from Spain.
1823 Manasseh Cutler, American minister, physician, scientist, and politician, died.
1833 William Bainbridge, American naval hero, died.
1858 The first use of fingerprints as a means of identification was made by Sir William James Herschel of the Indian Civil Service.
1866 The metric system
became a legal measurement system in the United States.
1868 The 14th Amendment, granting United States citizenship to former slaves, was proclaimed.
1896 The city of Miami, Florida, was incorporated.
1900 Hamburger was created by Louis Lassing, in Connecticut.
1901 Singer/actor Rudy Vallee was born.
1904 Physicist Pavel Cherenkov was born.
declared war on Serbia, beginning the First World War.
1929 Jacqueline Bouvier, wife of President John F. Kennedy and then Greek businessman Aristotle Onassis, was born.
1932 President Herbert Hoover ordered the removal of "bonus marchers" from their encampment.
1938 Alberto Fujimori, President of Peru, was born.
1819 William James Mayo, co-founder of the Mayo Clinic, died.
1943 U.S. Senator Bill
Bradley was born.
1945 The U.S. Senate
ratified the United Nations charter.
1947 Sports journalist Dick Ebersol was born.
1948 Actress Sally Struthers was born.
1949 Baseball player Vida Blue was born.
1951 Walt Disney's Alice In Wonderland was released.
1953 A B-47 set a trans-atlantic record of 4-3/4 hours at 617.4 mph.
1954 Hugo Chavez, President of Venezuela, was born.
1957 Social reformer Edith Abbott died.
1959 Great Britain began using postal codes.
1977 Oil began flowing through the Alaska Pipeline.
2004 Francis Crick, co-discoverer of the structure of DNA, died.
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