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1216 Pope Innocent III died.
1487 The War of the Roses ended with the Battle of Stoke.
1567 Mary, Queen of Scots, was imprisoned in Lochleven Castle.
1624 Virginia became an English Crown Colony.
1673 King Louis XIV of France and Frederik Willem of Brandenburg signed the Peace of Vossem.
1774 Harrodsburg, Kentucky, was founded.
1858 William D. Boyce,
founder of Boy Scouts of America, was born.
1861 Filipino nationalist and reformist José Rizal was born.
1874 Arthur Meighen, two-time Prime Minister of Canada, was born.
1878 Crawford Williamson Long, the first surgeon to use ether as an anesthetic, died.
1884 The first American roller coaster opened at Coney Island in Brooklyn, New York.
1890 Film comedian Stan Laurel was born.
1903 The Ford Motor
Company was founded.
1907 Actor Jack Albertson was born.
1916 Basketball player Hank Luisetti was born.
1920 José López Portillo, President of Mexico, was born.
1921 Bernard W. Rogers, U.S. Army Chief of Staff and NATO Supreme Allied Commander in Europe, was born.
1930 Ezra Fitch, of Abercrombie & Fitch, died.
1931 The Harding Memorial was dedicated.
1933 The National Industrial Recovery Act was signed into law.
1937 Author Erich Segal was born.
1938 Author Joyce Carol Oates was born.
1939 Jazz musician Chick Webb died.
1943 Actress Joan Van Ark was born.
1951 Boxer Roberto Duran was born.
1952 George A. Papendreou, Prime Minister of Greece, was born.
1955 Actress Laurie Metcalf was born.
1957 Actor Ian Buchanan was born.
1958 A Cruzeiro do Sul
Convair hit a tree while landing in a storm near
Curitiba, Brazil, killing 21 of the 27 persons aboard.
1959 Actor George Reeves died.
1960 The Alfred Hitchcock movie Psycho was released.
1961 Russian ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev defected.
Tereshkova became the first woman in space.
An earthquake hit Niigata, Yamagata, and Akita
prefectures, Japan, killing about 30 persons.
1967 The Monterrey
International Pop Festival opened in Monterrey,
1970 Golfer Phil
Mickelson was born.
1971 Rapper Tupac Shakur was born.
1977 Rocket scientist Wernher von Braun died.
1978 The movie Grease was released.
1979 Film director Nicholas Ray died.
1989 The movie Ghostbusters II was released.
1995 The movie Batman
Forever was released.
1996 Sports journalist Mel Allen died.
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