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1647 An English Parliamentary army under Cornet George Joyce took King Charles I as a prisoner.
1738 King George III of Great Britain was born.
1789 The U.S. Constitution went into effect.
Captain George Vancouver claimed Puget Sound for Great
1812 The Louisiana Territory was renamed Missouri Territory.
1813 James Lawrence, American naval officer, was killed in battle.
1831 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.
American and French troops stopped the German advance on
Paris at Château-Thierry.
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.
fell to the Allies.
Premier Charles De Gaulle offered equal participation in Algerian government to Moslems.
1970 The Kingdom of Tonga gained independence from a United Kingdom protectorate.
1972 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.
2002 Fernando Belaúnde Terry, two-time President of Peru, died.
2007 Bill France., Jr., CEO of NASCAR, died.
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