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James VI was crowned King of Scotland at
A Dutch fleet under Johannes van Walbeeck
landed on Curacao.
1644 Pope Urban
Librarian and scholar Gabriel Naudé died.
Nathaniel Bacon was declared a
rebel for assembling frontiersmen to protect
settlers from Indians.
1773 The first
schoolhouse west of the Allegheny Mountains was
completed at Schoenbrunn, Ohio.
Alexis de Tocqueville, author of Democracy in
America, was born.
Author Alexandre Dumas the Younger was born.
1833 William Wilberforce, British statesman and crusader against
The Arc de Triomphe was inaugurated.
The Treaty of Amity and Commerce was
signed between the United States and Japan,
opening Japanese ports to trade.
spy Belle Boyd was arrested by Union troops.
Novelist Booth Tarkington was born.
Major Walter Copton Wingfield patented a
portable tennis court.
William Beebe, explorer, naturalist, and writer,
Italian dictator Benito Mussolini
Painter Vincent van Gogh died.
The First Hague Convention was signed.
Umberto I of Italy was assassinated by
Italian-born anarchist Gaetano Bresci.
Actress Clara Bow was born.
Dag Hammarskjöld, Secretary-General of the United
Nations, was born.
Sir Robert Baden-Powell formed the Boy
Scouts in England.
1907 Attorney Melvin Belli was
1914 The first
transcontinental phone link was made between New
York City and San Francisco.
Mexican rebel Pancho Villa surrendered.
Hitler became leader of the National Socialist
German Workers Party.
1927 The world's
first iron lung was installed at Bellevue
Hospital in New York City.
Disney's Steamboat Willie was released.
1932 Nancy Landon
Kassebaum, the second
woman to be elected to the U.S. Senate in her own
right, was born.
U.S. Senator Elizabeth Dole was born.
Businessman Charles Schwab was born.
The comic strip "Dennis the Menace"
1938 Television journalist Peter
Jennings was born.
Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns was born.
The International Atomic Energy Agency was
created by the United Nations.
1957 "Tonight Show,"
with Jack Paar, premiered.
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration
(NASA) was created by Congress.
The Beatles' movie Help premiered.
Country singer Martina McBride was born.
An accident aboard the USS Forrestal killed
134 men and injured 161 others.
Actor Wil Wheaton was born.
The Episcopal Church ordained its first female
1974 Singer Mama Cass died.
Pioneer 11 transmitted images of Saturn
and its rings.
Prince Charles of Great Britain married Diana
The Russian Space Station Salyut 6 was deliberately de-orbited.
Actor David Niven died.
Conductor Fred Waring died.
The last Playboy Club in the United States (in
Lansing, Michigan) closed.
The Carolina Panthers beat the
Jacksonville Jaguars in their first NFL
exhibition game 20-14.
Choreographer Jerome Robbins died.
2007 Talk show
host Tom Snyder died.
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