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Massachusetts established the first
two-chamber legislature in the American colonies.
Clement XIII was born.
Innocent XIII died.
Captain James Cook sighted the Oregon
Hutton presented his full theory of
uniformitarianism at a meeting of the Royal
Society of Edinburgh.
John Herschel was born.
1799 The Royal
Institution of Great Britain was founded.
Massachusetts enacted the first state voter
1810 British Admiral Cuthbert Collingwood died.
U.S. Army General Philip Henry Sheridan was born.
Kavanagh took office as the first Catholic
Governor in the United States, of Maine.
U.S. General Winfield Scott occupied Vera
Horticulturalist Luther Burbank
Tomás Masaryk, Czechoslovak statesman, was born.
Charles Miller patented the first U.S.
sewing machine to stitch buttonholes.
decided that 9 innings constitutes an official
game, instead of 9 runs.
Confederate General Ben McCulloch was killed by a sniper's bullet at the
Battle of Pea Ridge.
Composer Maurice Ravel was born.
1876 Alexander Graham Bell patented the telephone.
North Carolina State University was founded by
the North Carolina General Assembly.
The Finnish Senate accepted universal
suffrage, except for poor people.
Farnsworth patented the coin-operated locker.
Amundsen announced his discovery of the South
President Woodrow Wilson authorized the U.S.
Army's Distinguished Service Medal.
American Negro Congress was organized.
1926 The first
transatlantic telephone call (London to New York
City) was made.
Prime Minister Aristide Briand died.
1933 The game of
Monopoly was invented.
personality Willard Scott was born.
1939 The first
issue of Glamour was published.
1939 Guy Lombardo and the Royal
Canadians recorded "Auld Lang Syne" for
the first time.
Daniel J. Travanti was born.
1942 The first
cadets graduated from the flying school at
1942 Televangelist Tammy Faye
Bakker was born.
1942 Businessman Michael Eisner
player Franco Harris was born.
player Lynn Swann was born.
Tennis player Ivan Lendl was
OSO 1, the first astronomy satellite, was
1962 Singer Taylor Dayne was
Comet (Lubos) Kohoutek was discovered at
18-year-old was stabbed to death at Disneyland.
1983 TNN (The
Nashville Network) began broadcasting on cable
1994 The U.S.
Navy issued the first permanent order assigning
women to combat ships.
director Stanley Kubrick died.
Photographer Gordon Parks died.
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