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Martin of London took out the first life
insurance policy, on William Gibbons; the premium
1639 The Treaty
of Berwick ended the First Bishops' War between
England and Scotland.
1778 The British
Army evacuated Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
1812 The United States Congress declared
war on Great Britain.
was defeated at the Battle of Waterloo.
1873 Susan B. Anthony was fined $100
for voting for President.
Montgomery Flagg, creator of the "I Want You
For U.S. Army" Uncle Sam, was born.
George Mallory was born.
Kay Kyser was born.
1898 The first
amusement pier opened in Atlantic City, New
1908 Game show
host Bud Collyer was born.
1910 Actor E.G.
Marshall was born.
Sammy Cahn was born.
1915 Red Adair,
fighter of oil well fires, was born.
1923 The First
Checker Cab was produced by the Checker Cab
Manufacturing Company, in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
1928 Amelia Earhart completed a
flight from Newfoundland to Wales, becoming the
first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean as a
and Antarctic explorer Roald Amundsen died.
1940 Winston Churchill gave his
"This was their finest hour" speech.
1942 Bernard W.
Robinson became the first black ensign in the
1942 Film critic Roger Ebert was
1942 Musician Paul McCartney was
Records publicly unveiled its new long-playing
phonograph record, the 33-1/3, in New York City.
1948 The United Nations
Commission on Human Rights adopted an
International Declaration of Human Rights and a
"Draft Declaration of Human Rights."
Ethel Barrymore died.
1968 The U.S.
Supreme Court banned racial discrimination in the
sale and rental of housing.
Blake Shelton was born.
1977 The Space
Shuttle test model Enterprise carried a
crew aloft for the first time, while fixed to a
modified Boeing 747.
1983 Sally Ride became the first
American woman in space.
Kaczynski, suspected of being the Unabomber, was
indicted on ten criminal counts.
Nancy Marchand died.
King Juan Carlos of Spain abdicated in favor of his son Felipe..
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