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1452 King Ferdinand V of Spain was born.
1535 Bishop Tomés de Berlanga discovered the Galapagos Islands.
1624 England declared war on Spain.
1629 King Charles I dissolved the English Parliament.
1791 John Stone patented a pile driver.
1820 Painter Benjamin West died.
1826 King João VI of Portugal died.
1830 The Royal Netherlands East Indies Army (KNIL) was created.
1831 The French Foreign Legion was established.
1845 Tsar Alexander III of Russia was born.
1849 Abraham Lincoln applied for a patent for a device to lift a boat over shoals and obstructions.
1862 The United States issued its first paper money.
1864 Ulysses Grant was named Supreme Commander of the Union Army.
1867 Nurse and social reformer Lillian D. Wald was born.
1874 Purdue University admitted its first student.
1876 Alexander Graham Bell made the first telephone call.
1888 Actor Barry Fitzgerald was born.
Almon Strowger received a patent for his automatic telephone
1892 Composer Arthur Honegger was born.
1893 Ivory Coast became a French colony.
1900 The Montreal Shamrocks defeated the Halifax Crescents to win the Stanley Cup.
1902 The United States
government filed an anti-trust suit against the Northern
1903 Harry Gammeter patented the
multigraph duplicating machine.
1906 A coal dust explosion killed 1,060 persons at Courrieres, France.
1910 The Republic of China officially abolished slavery.
Railroad "conductor" Harriet Tubman died.
1923 College football coach Ara Parseghian was born.
1928 James Earl Ray, the man who assassinated Martin Luther King Jr., was born.
1933 Nevada became the first U.S. state to regulate narcotics.
1936 The first Book-of-the-Month Club selection, Lolly Willowes by Sylvia Townsend Warner, was published.
Leoncavallo's I Pagliacci became the first opera
to ever be broadcast by television.
1945 Japan granted Vietnam independence.
1946 A train derailment near Aracahu, Brazil, killed 185 persons.
1948 Jan Masaryk, Foreign Minister of Czechoslovakia, died.
1952 Fulgencio Batista Zaldívar took control of the government of Cuba.
1956 Vere Brabazon Ponsonby, Earl of Bessborough, Governor General of Canada, died.
1958 Actress Sharon Stone was born.
1960 Magician Lance Burton was born.
1964 Prince Edward of the United Kingdom was born.
1966 Singer Edie
Brickell was born.
1969 James Earl Ray
pleaded guilty to killing Martin Luther King, Jr.
1972 The first U.S. black political convention opened in Gary, Indiana.
1973 Morocco adopted a new constitution.
1975 Dog spectacles were patented in England.
1978 "The Incredible Hulk" premiered on CBS-TV.
1980 Willard Scott became the weatherman on the "Today Show."
1983 Singer Carrie Underwood was born.
1988 Singer Andy Gibb died.
1990 Prosper Avril resigned as President of Haiti.
1997 The PalmPilot was
1998 Actor Lloyd
2006 The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter arrived at Mars.
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