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Day of Portugal, Camões, and the Portuguese Communities

1580 Poet Luis de Camões died.

1610 The first Dutch settlers arrived on Manhattan Island.

1639 The first log cabin in America was built at what is now Wilmington, Delaware.

1652 John Hall opened the first mint in the United States.

1760 New York passed the first law effectively regulating the practice of medicine.

1793 The world's first public zoo opened in Paris.
1793 Washington replaced Philadelphia as the capital of the United States.

Andre-Marie Ampere1836 André-Marie Ampère, physicist and mathematician, died.

1848 New York City and Chicago were linked by telegraph.

1854 The U.S. Naval Academy graduated its first class.

Richard Wagner1865 The Richard Wagner opera Tristan und Isolde premiered in Munich, Germany.

1880 Charlie Jones became the first to hit two home runs in one inning.

1892 Wilbert Robinson set a record by going 7-for-7 in a 9-inning game.

Rebecca Felton1895 Rebecca Latimer Felton, the first woman ever sworn in as a U.S. Senator, was born.

Hattie McDaniel1895 Actress Hattie McDaniel was born.

1908 The Aeronautical Society of New York was established.

1915 The Girl Scouts were established.
1915 Novelist Saul Bellow was born.

1916 Dunkin' Donuts founder William Rosenberg was born.

1921 Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, was born.

1922 Actress Judy Garland was born.

1924 The Republican National Convention in Cleveland became the first political convention to be broadcast on radio.

James McDivitt 1929 Astronaut James McDivitt was born.

1933 Attorney F. Lee Bailey was born.

1935 Alcoholics Anonymous was founded in Akron, Ohio.

1940 Italy declared war on Great Britain and France.
1940 Norway surrendered to Germany.
1940 Activist Marcus Garvey died.

Franklin Roosevelt1943 Franklin Delano Roosevelt became the first U.S. President to visit a foreign country during wartime.

1946 The Italian Republic was established.

1947 Saab produced its first automobile.

1955 The first separation of a virus into its component parts was announced.

El Dorado tornado1958 A tornado that struck El Dorado, Kansas, caused 13 deaths.

1963 President John F. Kennedy signed a law mandating equal pay for equal work for men and women.

Janis Joplin1966 Janis Joplin appeared in her first live concert, at the Avalon Ballroom in San Francisco.

1967 The Six-Day War ended.
1967 Actor Spencer Tracy died.

1973 Playwright William Inge died.

1976 Adolph Zukor, founder of Paramount Pictures, died.

1977 James Earl Ray, the convicted assassin of Martin Luther King, Jr., escaped from prison.

1988 Author Louis L'Amour died.

2002 Mafia boss John Gotti died.

2004 Singer Ray Charles died.

2016 Hockey player Gordie Howe died.

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