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1492 King Casimir IV of Poland died.

1778 English dandy "Beau" Brummel was born.

Joseph Fraunhofer1826 Joseph Fraunhofer, Bavarian glassmaker and early experimenter in the field of spectroscopy, died.

1848 Painter Paul Gauguin was born.

1893 Actor Edwin Booth died.

1896 Chemist Robert S. Mulliken was born.
1896
Imre Nagy, two-time Prime Minister of Hungary, was born.

1905 Norway dissolved its union with Sweden.

1909 Actress Jessica Tandy was born.

Gwendolyn Brooks1917 Poet Gwendolyn Brooks was born.
1917 Singer Dean Martin was born.

Vatican City1929 Vatican City became a sovereign state.

Jean Harlow1937 Actress Jean Harlow died.

1939 George VI and Elizabeth became the first king and queen of Great Britain to visit the United States.

1940 Singer Tom Jones was born.

1942 The Battle of Midway ended.
1942 Japanese troops landed on Attu in the Aleutian Islands.

1943 Actor Ken Osmond was born.

1946 The U.S. Supreme Court banned discrimination in interstate travel.
1946 Talk show host Jenny Jones was born.

1952 Actor Liam Neeson was born.

Fontaine Maury Maverick1954 U.S. Congressman Fontaine Maury Maverick died.
1954 Mathematician Alan Turing died.

1955 The "$64,000 Question" premiered on CBS-TV.
1955 Actor William Forsythe was born.

1958 Musician Prince was born.

1963 The Rolling Stones made their first television appearance, on "Thank Your Lucky Stars."
1963 Actress Zazu Pitts died.

1965 Sony Corporation introduced its home video tape recorder, priced at $995.
1965 Wrestler Mick Foley was born.

1969 The "Johnny Cash Show" premiered on ABC-TV.
1969 Tommy James and the Shondells released "Crystal Blue Persuasion."

1974 Survival expert Bear Grylls was born.

1975 Sony introduced the Betamax videocassette recorder for sale to the public.
1975 Basketball player Allen Iverson was born.

1976 "NBC Nightly News," with John Chancellor and David Brinkley, premiered.

1981 Tennis player Anna Kournikova was born.

1989 The first baseball game to start outdoors and end indoors was played, as the Toronto Blue Jays stadium closed its roof during the game.

1991 Mount Pinatubo, in the Philippines, erupted.

1993 Rock musician Prince changed his name to a symbol.

Paz Estenssoro2001 Victor Paz Estenssoro, three-time President of Bolivia, died.

2008 Sportscaster Jim McKay died.

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