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King James III of Scotland died.
1509 King Henry VIII of England married Catherine of Aragon.
King Joćo III of Portugal died.
England granted Sir Humphrey Gilbert a
patent to explore and colonize North America.
1727 King George
I of England died.
The Battle of Machias, the first naval
engagement of the American Revolutionary War, was
Continental Congress appointed a committee to
draw up a declaration of independence.
1776 Painter John Constable was born.
1811 William Eaton, American soldier
and diplomat, died.
politician Daniel D. Tompkins died.
Territory was organized.
Arctic explorer John Franklin died while trying
to sail through the Northwest Passage.
Comstock silver load was discovered.
Richard Strauss was born.
1880 Jeannette Rankin, the first woman to be elected to the
U.S. House of Representatives, was born.
Anarchist Bartolomeo Vanzetti was born.
Kiichiro Toyoda, founder of Toyota, was born.
Charles E. Duryea patented a gasoline-powered
Nikolai Bulganin, Premier of the Soviet Union, was born.
The Cook Islands were annexed and made part of
Oceanographer Jacques Cousteau was born.
The Universal Negro Improvement
Association was founded by Marcus Garvey.
Temperance advocate Carry Nation died.
Football coach Vince Lombardi was born.
Alfred Hitchcock's first film, Case of
Jonathan Drew, was released.
Actor Gene Wilder was born.
Edwin Armstrong gave the first public
demonstration of FM broadcasting in the United
States, at Alpine, New Jersey.
Presbyterian Church of America was founded at
1936 Actor Chad Everett was
1937 The Marx
Brothers film A Day at the Races was
1939 Auto racer
Jackie Stewart was born.
The battleship USS Missouri was commissioned.
Actress Adrienne Barbeau was born.
ZZ Top drummer Frank Beard was born.
The last new episode of "Amos 'n Andy"
aired on CBS-TV.
A car lost control during the 24 Hours Le
Mans race and crashed into stands filled with
spectators, killing 82 people.
player Joe Montana was born.
1959 Actor Hugh
Laurie was born.
John and Clarence Anglin and fellow inmate Frank
Morris became the only inmates to escape from
Alcatraz Island prison.
Alabama Governor George C. Wallace tried to
prevent blacks from registering at the University
1967 Israel and
Syria agreed to observe the UN mediated
cease-fire ending six days of Israeli fighting
against Egypt, Jordan and Syrian forces.
1969 David Bowie
released Space Oddity.
1969 John L. Lewis, president of
the United Mine Workers, died.
1976 The first
oil was pumped from the North Sea oilfield.
Freeman Jr. became the first black priest in the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
1979 Actor John
the Extra-Terrestrial was released.
1985 The Russian
space probe Vega 1 landed on Venus.
1990 The U.S.
Supreme Court ruled that a law prohibiting
desecration of the U.S. flag was
1998 Author Leo
DeForest Kelley died.
McVeigh was executed by lethal injection for his
role in the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah
Federal Building in Oklahoma City.
journalist David Brinkley died.
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