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1613 Shakespeare's Globe Theater burned down.
1767 The Townshend Acts were passed by the British Parliament.
1831 Confederate General John Bell Hood was born.
1837 U.S. Congressman Nathaniel Macon died.
1841 Henry Morton Stanley, English explorer of Africa, was born.
1852 American politician Henry Clay died.
1854 Parts of Arizona and New Mexico were purchased from Mexico for $10 million (the Gadsden Purchase).
1858 George W. Goethals, engineer who oversaw construction of the Panama Canal, was born.
William James Mayo, co-founder of the Mayo Clinic, was born.
1863 Confederate General Robert E. Lee ordered his forces to concentrate near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
1868 Astronomer George Ellery Hale was born.
1871 The British Parliament authorized Canada to establish new provinces.
1882 Joseph Aloysius Hansom, inventor of the Hansom Cab, died.
1890 Alexander Parkes, inventor of the first man-made plastic, died.
1891 The U.S. National Forest Service was created.
1892 Workers at a Carnegie-owned steel plant in Homestead, Pennsylvania, went on strike.
1895 Scientist Thomas Henry Huxley died.
1901 Singer/actor Nelson Eddy was born.
1919 Actor Slim Pickens was born.
1933 Silent film star Fatty Arbuckle died.
1936 Baseball player Harmon Killebrew was born.
1940 The United States passed the Alien Registration Act, requiring recent immigrants to register.
1943 Singer Eva Narcissus "Little Eva" Boyd was born.
1944 Actor Gary Busey was born.
1948 Actor Fred Granby was born.
1949 Football player Dan Dierdorf was born.
1959 A flash flood
killed 153 persons in Tolima Province, Colombia.
1967 Actress Jayne Mansfield died.
1976 Seychelles became independent of the United Kingdom.
1978 Actor Bob Crane was murdered.
1995 Actress Lana Turner died.
2002 Singer Rosemary Clooney died.
2003 Actress Katharine Hepburn died.
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