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1580 The Book
of Concord, outlining the standards of the
Lutheran Church, was first published.
1638 A lunar
eclipse became the first astronomical event
recorded in the American Colonies.
Jean-Baptiste Denys performed the first known
Cornaro Piscopia became the first woman awarded a
doctorate of philosophy.
1788 Virginia became the tenth state
to ratify the Constitution.
1798 The U.S.
Congress passed the Alien Act, allowing the
President to deport dangerous aliens.
1807 Tsar Alexander I of Russia and Napoleon Bonaparte of France
signed the Treaty of Tilsit.
Alabama, Louisiana, Georgia, North Carolina, and
South Carolina were re-admitted to the Union.
General George A. Custer and his troops
were defeated by the Sioux at the Little Bighorn
1886 U.S. Army
Air Corps Commander Hap Arnold was born.
1889 Lucy Hayes,
wife of U.S. President Rutherford B. Hayes, died.
1894 The American Railway Union went on
strike against the Pullman Palace Car Company.
Rocket scientist Hermann Oberth was born.
George Orwell was born.
Thomas Eakins died.
President Herbert Hoover authorized the building
of Boulder Dam.
Eddie Floyd was born.
1938 The Fair
Labor Standards Act became law.
1941 The Fair
Employment Practices Commission was established.
Carly Simon was born.
Jimmie Walker was born.
Boxer Jimmy Doyle died several hours
after being knocked out by Ray Robinson in a
World Welterweight Title bout.
1948 The Berlin
Phyllis George was born.
Communist forces from North Korea invaded South
The Andrea Doria and the Stockholm
collided near Nantucket, Massachusetts.
Convicted murderer Charles Starkweather was
1959 Eamon de Valera was
inaugurated President of Ireland.
Representatives of Algerian rebels met with
French officials in an effort to end unrest in Algeria.
Miriam Ferguson, the second
woman to be elected Governor of a U.S. state,
Mozambique became independent of
1981 The U.S.
Supreme Court ruled male-only draft registration
1990 The U.S.
Supreme Court ruled that family members cannot
end the lives of comatose relatives unless those
relatives previously made their wishes known.
and Croatia declared their independence from
Burger, Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court,
Progress M-34 craft collided with and damaged the
Mir Space Station.
1997 Oceanographer Jacques
Farrah Fawcett died.
2009 Singer Michael Jackson
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