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1521 Ferdinand Magellan reached the Philippines.
1641 The Rhode Island General Court declared Rhode Island a democracy and adopted a new constitution.
1660 The English Long Parliament disbanded.
1750 Astronomer Caroline Herschel was born.
1751 James Madison, 4th President of the United States, was born.
1774 Matthew Flinders, the first European to circumnavigate Australia, was born.
1802 The United States Military Academy was established at West Point, New York.
1822 Painter Rosa Bonheur was born.
1827 The first U.S. black newspaper, Freedom's Journal, began publishing, in New York City.
1829 Ohio authorized high school night classes.
1830 The New York Stock Exchange recorded its slowest day ever (31 shares traded).
1833 Susan Hayhurst became the first U.S. woman graduate of a pharmacy college.
1836 Texas approved a constitution.
1839 Poet Sully Prudhomme was born.
1847 Physicist Georg S. Ohm was born.
1862 The U.S. Senate ratified the treaty establishing the Red Cross.
1867 Joseph Lister published an article outlining the discovery of antiseptic surgery, in The Lancet.
1869 Hiram Revels made the first official speech by an African-American in the U.S. Senate.
1878 Reza Pahlavi, Shah of Iran, was born.
1881 The Barnum & Bailey Circus debuted.
1906 Comedian Henny Youngman was born.
1911 Nazi doctor Josef Mengele was born.
William Howard Taft planted the first cherry tree in
1915 The Federal Trade Commission was organized.
1922 Sultan Fuad I was crowned King of Egypt.
Robert H. Goddard launched the world's first liquid-fueled
1927 U.S. Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan was born.
1941 Game show host Chuck Woolery was born.
1949 Actor Erik Estrada was born.
1966 Astronauts Neil Armstrong and David Scott successfully docked their Gemini spacecraft with another orbiting craft.
1971 American politician Thomas E. Dewey died.
1983 Actor Arthur Godfrey died.
1989 Basketball player Blake Griffin was born.
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