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1452 King Ferdinand V of Spain was born.
1629 King Charles I dissolved the English Parliament.
1791 John Stone patented a pile driver.
1820 Painter Benjamin West died.
1826 King João II of Portugal died.
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.
1864 Ulysses Grant was named Supreme Commander of the Union Army.
1867 Nurse and social reformer Lillian D. Wald was born.
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.
United States government filed an anti-trust suit against
the Northern Securities Company.
1903 Harry Gammeter patented the multigraph duplicating machine.
1913 Underground 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.
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.
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.
James Earl Ray pleaded guilty to killing Martin Luther
1978 "The Incredible Hulk" premiered on CBS-TV.
1983 Singer Carrie Underwood was born.
1988 Singer Andy Gibb died.
1997 Singer LaVern Baker died.
Actor Lloyd Bridges died.
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