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Astronomer Giovanni Domenico Cassini was
Robert Stevenson was born.
1786 The first
commercially-made ice cream was sold in New York
1789 James Madison introduced a
proposed Bill of Rights in the U.S. House of
revolutionary writer Thomas Paine died.
Robert Schumann was born.
U.S. naval hero David Dixon Porter was born.
German states united under an Act of
1824 The washing
machine was patented by Noah Cushing.
1845 Andrew Jackson,
7th President of the United States, died.
The people of Tennessee voted to secede from the
The Battle of Cross Keys (Virginia) was fought.
Architect Frank Lloyd Wright was born.
Ives W. McGaffey patented the first vacuum
Chiricahua Apache chief Cochise died.
George Sand died.
Ford, killer of Jesse James, was shot to death.
1903 Ralph Webster Yarborough, U.S.
Senator from Texas, was born.
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Byron White was born.
Barbara Bush, wife of President George H.W. Bush,
Actor Jerry Stiller was born.
Comedian Joan Rivers was born.
Singer Nancy Sinatra was born.
Actor Colin Baker was born.
Musician Boz Scaggs was born.
Singer Bonnie Tyler was born.
Segregated lunch counters in Washington, D.C.,
were forbidden by the Supreme Court.
Cartoonist Scott Adams was born.
Comedian Keenen Ivory Wayans was born.
U.S. troops were ordered to fight offensively in
The New York Yankees retired Mickey Mantle's uniform #7.
1969 The last episode of
"Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour" aired
A Nevada jury ruled that Howard Hughes'
"Mormon Will" was a forgery.
Baseball player Satchel Paige died.
1995 Downed U.S.
Air Force pilot Captain Scott O'Grady was rescued
by U.S. Marines in Bosnia.
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