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French-Canadian explorer Pierre Le Moyne, Sieur d'Iberville
founded the first permanent settlement in
1792 Kentucky became the 15th state.
1796 Tennessee became the 16th state.
leader Brigham Young was born.
1808 The first
land-grant university was founded, Ohio
University, in Athens, Ohio.
1815 King Otho of Greece was born.
1831 Redfield Proctor, U.S. Secretary
of War and Senator, was born.
Gregory XVI died.
1862 Slavery was
abolished in all U.S. possessions.
1868 James Buchanan, 15th President of the United States,
Thomas Edison patented a voting machine.
Newspaper publisher James Gordon Bennett died.
John Drinkwater was born.
1890 Actor Frank
Morgan was born.
The Trans-Mississippi International
Exposition opened in Omaha, Nebraska.
Daniel Hudson Burnham died.
Nelson Riddle was born.
1922 The Royal
Ulster Constabulary was founded.
1926 Actor Andy
Griffith was born.
1926 Actress Marilyn Monroe was
1927 The Peace
Bridge between the United States and Canada
1927 Lizzie Borden, girl accused
of killing her parents with an axe, died.
1934 Singer Pat
Boone was born.
1936 The Queen
Mary completed its maiden voyage, arriving
in New York City.
Morgan Freeman was born.
1939 Lon Nova
defeated Max Baer in the first boxing match to be
1939 Actor Cleavon Little was
1940 Actor Rene
Auberjonois was born.
1948 Auto racer
Tom Sneva was born.
Berkowitz, serial killer known as "Son of
Sam," was born.
Jomo Kenyatta was sworn in as the first Prime
Minister of Kenya.
Curly Lambeau, founder of the Green Bay Packers,
The Beatles released Sgt. Pepper's
Lonely Hearts Club Band in the U.S.
Keller, deaf and blind activist/lecturer, died.
1971 Ed Sullivan
hosted his final show.
1973 Model Heidi
Klum was born.
Heimlich maneuver for rescuing choking victims
was published in the journal Emergency
1974 Singer Alanis Morrisette
1980 The Cable
News Network (CNN) went on the air.
1980 Arthur C. Nielsen, founder
of the Nielsen Ratings, died.
Rashid Karami, Prime Minister of Lebanon, was killed
when a bomb exploded aboard the helicopter in
which he was traveling.
1987 Errol Walton Barrow, the first Prime Minister of Barbados,
Singer David Ruffin died.
The FX Channel went on the air.
Cartoonist Hank Ketcham died.
Fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent died.
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