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Sarah Goode, Sarah Osborne, and Tituba
were arrested for witchcraft in Salem,
Pennsylvania became the first US state to abolish
slavery (for new-borns only).
1781 The Articles of
the law of the land when Maryland became the
thirteenth state to ratify them.
The first U.S. census was authorized.
The U.S. Presidential Succession Act was passed.
Ohio became the 17th state.
The Embargo Act of 1807 was repealed.
1809 The Non-Intercourse Act was
1837 Novelist William Dean Howells was born.
1841 Blanche Kelso Bruce, the first Black to be elected to the
U.S. Senate for a full term, was born.
President John Tyler signed a resolution
annexing the Republic of Texas.
became the first English-speaking jurisdiction to
abolish the death penalty (except for treason
against the state).
1848 Sculptor Augustus
Saint-Gaudens was born.
The SS City of Glasgow left
Liverpool harbor and was never seen again.
1864 Louis Ducos
du Hauron patented a movie machine (it was never
1864 Rebecca Lee became the
first black woman to receive a medical degree.
Nebraska became the 37th state.
1867 Howard University was
1872 Yellowstone National Park was
created by the U.S. Congress.
1896 Henri Becquerel discovered
Glenn Miller was born.
1909 The first
university-based school of nursing in the United
States was established by the University of
1909 Actor David Niven was born.
Albert Berry performed the first parachute jump
from an airplane.
1912 Isabella Goodwin became the
first female police detective in the United
States, in New York City.
Dakota became the first state to require the
bonding of officers and state employees.
1913 The federal income tax
authorized by the 16th Amendment went into
1917 The first
federal land bank was chartered.
Magazine publisher William M. Gaines was
1922 Israeli Prime Minister
Yitzhak Rabin was born.
Deke Slayton was born.
Robert Clary was born.
1926 NFL Commissioner Pete
Rozelle was born.
Singer Hary Belafonte was born.
Jurist Robert Bork was born.
1927 George Monroe Beebe, U.S. Congressman, died.
Actor Robert Conrad was born.
The infant son of aviator Charles Lindbergh was kidnapped.
Bank holidays were declared in six states,
to prevent runs on banks.
1941 Captain America* made his first
comic book appearance.
1941 The first commercial FM
radio station in the United States went on the
air, in Nashville, Tennessee.
Roger Daltrey was born.
1945 Actor Dirk
Benedict was born.
1947 The International Monetary Fund
officially began operations.
1947 Actor Alan Thicke was born.
1950 The first
Boeing B-47A rolled off the assembly line in
Helicopter Company was acquired by Cessna.
1954 Four Puerto
Ricans opened fire in the U.S. House of
Representatives, injuring five Representatives.
1954 Actress Catherine Bach was
1954 Actor Ron Howard was born.
Timothy Daly was born.
1961 The Peace
Corps was established.
1966 Venera 3
became the first man-made object to impact on a
George Eads was born.
1972 Wilt Chamberlain became the
first NBA player to reach a career 30,000 points.
1973 Robyn Smith
became the first female jockey to win a major
Nikolai Bulganin, Premier of the Soviet Union, died.
Actor Jackie Coogan died.
Singer Justin Bieber was born.
Terry Nichols was convicted of state
murder charges and being an accomplice to
Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh.
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