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1774 Rhode Island became the first American colony to prohibit importation of slaves.
1777 Leonard Norcross
patented a submarine diving suit.
1786 American General Winfield Scott was born.
1854 Inventor Charles Algernon Parsons was born.
1865 Poet and playwright William Butler Yeats was born.
1866 The U.S. House of Representatives passed the 14th Amendment.
1875 Miriam Ferguson, the second woman to be elected Governor of a U.S. state, was born.
1888 The U.S. Department of Labor was created by Congress.
1892 Actor Basil Rathbone was born.
1898 The Yukon Territory was organized.
1899 Composer Carlos Chávez was born.
1903 Football player Red Grange was born.
1913 Game show host and producer Ralph Edwards was born.
1926 Comedian Paul Lynde was born.
1927 Aviator Charles Lindbergh was honored by New York City with what was at that time the largest ticker tape parade ever held.
1933 The German Secret State Police (Gestapo - Geheime Staats Polizei) was established by Hermann Göring.
1942 Germany launched
its first V-2 rocket.
1943 Actor Malcolm McDowell was born.
1946 King Umberto II of Italy abdicated.
1953 Actor Tim Allen was born.
1962 The last new
episode of "The Bob Newhart Show" aired on
1966 The U.S. Supreme Court ruled "that criminal suspects must be informed of their right to consult with an attorney and of their right against self-incrimination prior to questioning by police" (what is now commonly known as "Miranda Rights").
1971 The New York Times began publishing the "Pentagon Papers."
1986 Actresses Ashley
and Mary-Kate Olsen were born.
1993 Astronaut Deke Slayton died.
1997 Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh was sentenced to death.
2000 South Korean President Kim Dae Jung met North Korean leader Kim Jong-il for the beginning of the first ever inter-Korea summit, in the northern capital of Pyongyang.
2003 Roger Clemens became the only Major League pitcher to get his 400th win and 4,000th strike-out in the same game.
2005 A jury in Santa Maria, California, acquited pop singer Michael Jackson of molesting 13-year-old Gavin Arvizo at his Neverland Ranch.
2006 Charles James Haughey, three-time Prime Minister of Ireland, died.
2008 Meet the Press correspondent Tim Russert died.
2010 Singer Jimmy Dean died.
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