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1471 Author Sir Thomas Malory died.

1644 England granted a patent for Providence Plantations (now Rhode Island).

Thomas Hart Benton1782 Politician Thomas Hart Benton was born.

Eli Whitney1794 Eli Whitney invented the cotton gin.

1800 Luigi Chiaramonti was crowned Pope Pius VII.

1804 Composer Johann Strauss was born.

1821 The African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church was founded.

Lucy Hobbs Taylor1833 Lucy Hobbs Taylor, the first fully licensed woman dentist in the United States, was born.

Giovanni Virginio Schiaparelli1835 Astronomer Giovanni Schiaparelli was born.

Paul Ehrlich1854 Biochemist Paul Ehrlich was born.

Casey Jones1864 Railroad engineer Casey Jones was born.

1879 Physicist Albert Einstein was born.

1883 Karl Marx, the founder of Marxism, died.

Ferdinand von Zeppelin1889 Ferdinand von Zeppelin patented his "Navigable Balloon."

1907 By presidential order, the United States excluded Japanese laborers from entering the country.

Lucretia Rudolph Garfield1918 Lucretia Rudolph Garfield, wife of U.S. President James Garfield, died.

1925 Walter Camp, the "father of American football," died.

George Eastman1932 Inventor George Eastman died.

Eugene Andrew Cernan1934 Astronaut Eugene Cernan was born.

1936 The Federal Register, the first magazine of the U.S. government, published its first issue.

1951 United Nations forces recaptured Seoul from communist forces.

1958 The Recording Industry Association of American was created.

Jack Ruby1964 Jack Ruby was convicted of killing Lee Harvey Oswald, the alleged assassin of President John F. Kennedy.

1967 John F. Kennedy's body was moved into a permanent memorial in Arlington National Cemetery.

1975 Actress Susan Hayward died.

1976 Film director Busby Berkeley died.

Mir1995 Norman Thagard became the first American astronaut to be stationed on the Russian Space Station Mir.

2007 Actor Gareth Hunt died.

2010 Actor Peter Graves died.

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