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1492 King Casimir IV of Poland died.
1778 English dandy "Beau" Brummel was born.
1826 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.
1905 Norway dissolved its union with Sweden.
1909 Actress Jessica Tandy was born.
1917 Poet Gwendolyn Brooks was born.
1929 Vatican City became a sovereign state.
1937 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
1943 Actor Ken Osmond was born.
1946 The U.S. Supreme
Court banned discrimination in interstate travel.
1952 Actor Liam Neeson was born.
U.S. Congressman Fontaine Maury Maverick died.
"$64,000 Question" premiered on CBS-TV.
1958 Musician Prince was born.
Rolling Stones made their first television appearance, on
"Thank Your Lucky Stars."
1965 Sony Corporation
introduced its home video tape recorder, priced at $995.
1969 The "Johnny
Cash Show" premiered on ABC-TV.
1974 Survival expert Bear Grylls was born.
1975 Sony introduced the
Betamax videocassette recorder for sale to the public.
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.
2001 Victor Paz Estenssoro, three-time President of Bolivia, died.
2008 Sportscaster Jim McKay died.
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