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1441 Eton College was founded by Henry VI.

1664 The Colony of New Jersey was founded.

1692 Kingston, Jamaica, was founded.

E.I. Du Pont1771 Industralist E.I. Du Pont was born.

Thomas Blanchard1788 Inventor Thomas Blanchard was born.

1794 Bowdoin College was founded.

Jay Treaty1795 The U.S. Senate ratified the Jay Treaty.

Harriet Beecher Stowe1811 Author Harriet Beecher Stowe was born.

1812 Napoleon Bonaparte invaded Russia.

Henry Ward Beecher1813 Clergyman Henry Ward Beecher was born.

Coffee1817 Coffee cultivation was introduced into Hawaii.

Gustavus Franklin Swift1839 Gustavus Franklin Swift, founder of the packaged meat industry, was born.

1841 Fordham University was founded (as St. John's College).

Ambrose Gwinnet Bierce1842 Ambrose Gwinnet Bierce, journalist and author, was born.

1861 Tennessee became the 11th, and last, state to secede from the Union.

1880 "O Canada," the song that would become the national anthem of Canada, was performed for the first time, at the Congrès national des Canadiens-Français.

1895 Boxer Jack Dempsey was born.

Grover Cleveland1908 Grover Cleveland, 22nd and 24th President of the United States, died.

1909 Author Sarah Orne Jewett died.

1912 Author Norman Cousins was born.

Babe Didrikson1914 Athlete Mildred "Babe" Didrikson Zaharias was born.

1915 Astronomer Fred Hoyle was born.

1944 Guitarist Jeff Beck was born.

1945 American politician George Pataki was born.

1947 A group of unidentified flying objects seen near Mount Rainier were dubbed "flying saucers" by a Seattle resident.
1947
Musician Mick Fleetwood was born.

1956 Actor Joe Penny was born.

1963 Zanzibar began internal self-government.

1969 Cartoonist Frank King died.

1982 Supporters of the Equal Rights Amendment formally conceded defeat.
1982 The
U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a President cannot be sued for actions in office.

1987 Soccer player Lionel Messi was born.
Jackie Gleason1987 Comedian Jackie Gleason died.

1997 Actor Brian Keith died.

2005 Ventriloquist Paul Winchell died.

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