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Island became the first American colony to
prohibit importation of slaves.
Norcross patented a submarine diving suit.
Marquis de Lafayette landed in
American General Winfield Scott was born.
1854 Inventor Charles Algernon
Parsons was born.
1865 Poet and
playwright William Butler Yeats was born.
The U.S. House of Representatives passed the 14th
Miriam Ferguson, the second
woman to be elected Governor of a U.S. state, was
1888 The U.S.
Department of Labor was created by Congress.
1892 Actor Basil
Rathbone was born.
The Yukon Territory was organized.
Composer Carlos Chávez was born.
Football player Red Grange was born.
Game show host and producer Ralph Edwards was
Comedian Paul Lynde was born.
Aviator Charles Lindbergh was honored by New York City with what
was at that time the largest ticker tape parade
The German Secret State Police (Gestapo -
Geheime Staats Polizei) was established by
launched its first V-2 rocket.
1942 The U.S. Office of
Strategic Services was created.
Malcolm McDowell was born.
Umberto II of Italy abdicated.
1953 Actor Tim
Allen was born.
1962 The last
new episode of "The Bob Newhart Show"
aired on NBC-TV.
1962 Actress Ally Sheedy was
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
1971 The New
York Times began publishing the
Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen were born.
1986 Jazz clarinetist Benny
Deke Slayton died.
City bomber Timothy McVeigh was sentenced to
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
Roger Clemens became the only Major League pitcher to
get his 400th win and 4,000th strike-out in the
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,
Meet the Press correspondent Tim Russert
Singer Jimmy Dean died.
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