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King Charles I1647 An English Parliamentary army under Cornet George Joyce took King Charles I as a prisoner.

King George III1738 King George III of Great Britain was born.

1789 The U.S. Constitution went into effect.

1792 Captain George Vancouver claimed Puget Sound for Great Britain.
John Burgoyne1792 British General John Burgoyne died.

1812 The Louisiana Territory was renamed Missouri Territory.

James Lawrence1813 James Lawrence, American naval officer, was killed in battle.

King Leopold1831 Léopold Georges Chrétien Frédéric was elected as the first King of Belgium.

1907 Actress Rosalind Russell was born.

1912 Massachusetts passed the first minimum wage law in the United States.

1918 American and French troops stopped the German advance on Paris at Château-Thierry.
1918 American politician Charles W. Fairbanks died.

1919 Congress passed the 19th Amendment, granting women the vote, and sent it to the states for ratification.

1924 Actor Dennis Weaver was born.

1928 Sex expert Dr. Ruth Westheimer was born.

1936 Actor Bruce Dern was born.

1937 Singer Freddy Fender was born.

1942 The Battle of Midway began.

1944 Rome fell to the Allies.
1944 Singer Michelle Phillips was born.

Charles D Gaulle1958 French Premier Charles De Gaulle offered equal participation in Algerian government to Moslems.
1958 Tornadoes in northwestern Wisconsin killed 30 persons, injured 350 others, and caused damage estimated at $10 million in a 90-mile area.

Kingdom of Tonga1970 The Kingdom of Tonga gained independence from a United Kingdom protectorate.

Roy Campanella1972 The Los Angeles Dodgers retired Roy Campanella's jersey number 39.

1973 A patent for the ATM was granted to Don Wetzel, Tom Barnes and George Chastain.

1975 Actress Angelina Jolie was born.

1989 Chinese troops with tanks and armored cars stormed Tiananmen Square, killing hundreds of protesters.

Fernando Belaunde Terry2002 Fernando Belaúnde Terry, two-time President of Peru, died.

2007 Bill France., Jr., CEO of NASCAR, died.

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