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Norway, and Sweden signed the Union of Kalmar
under Queen Margaretha
Charles VIII of France was born.
French Huguenots established Fort Caroline at what is now
Mathematician William Oughtred died.
Jacques Dominique Cassini was born.
James Edward Oglethorpe, founder
of Georgia, died.
1834 The U.S.
Congress created Indian Territory (now Oklahoma).
1854 The U.S. Senate
ratified the Gadsden Treaty, confirming the
purchase of land from Mexico in what are now
Arizona and New Mexico (the Gadsden Purchase).
Eight people accused of conspiring with John
Wilkes Booth to assassinate President Abraham
Lincoln were found guilty.
Actor Walter Hampden was born.
Charles Guitteau, assassin of President James A.
Garfield, was executed.
1886 Arturo Toscanini conducted his
London, England's, Tower Bridge opened.
The Winton Motor Carriage Company
published the first known automobile ad, in Scientific
American, using the headline dispense
with a horse.
The Pure Food and Drug Act of the United States
1906 John Hope became the
first black president of Morehouse College.
1908 A giant
fireball most likely caused by the air burst of a
large meteoroid or comet impacted Tunguska,
1914 Mohandas Gandhi was arrested for
the first time, while campaigning for civil
rights in South Africa.
Singer Lena Horne was born.
Actress Susan Hayward was born.
Charles Jenkins was granted a U.S. patent
for "Transmitting Pictures over
Wireless" (early television).
Adolf Hitler staged a purge of the Nazi Party
(Night of the Long Knives).
1934 Magician Harry Blackstone Jr. was
Margaret Mitchell's Gone With the Wind
Superman first appeared in DC Comics'
Action Comics Series issue #1.
1940 The comic
strip "Brenda Starr" first appeared.
1940 The U.S. Fish and Wildlife
Service was created.
1943 The Works Progress Administration went out of existence.
1943 Singer Florence Ballard was
The last British troops left Israel.
The soap opera "Guiding Light" made the
move from radio to television.
The first Chevrolet Corvette rolled off the
Comedian David Alan Grier was born.
Auto racer Sterling Marlin was born.
The U.S. Congress approved the admittance of Alaska to the Union.
Actor Vincent D'Onofrio was born.
The Belgian Congo gained independence from
Belgium, as the Democratic Republic
Inventor Lee De Forest
Both Burundi and Rwanda became independent.
Boxer Mike Tyson was born.
Spain ceded Ifni to Morocco.
Cincinnati's Riverfront Stadium opened.
Soviet ballet dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov
1982 The Equal
Rights Amendment was officially declared
unratified, having fallen short by three states.
Olympic gold medal swimmer Michael Phelps was
Actor Spanky McFarland died.
The U.S. Ice Skating Federation barred
Tonya Harding for life.
Actor Gale Gordon died.
Guitarist Chet Atkins died.
Comedian Buddy Hackett died.
Yitzhak Shamir, two-time Prime Minister of
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