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John Winthrop, Governor of the Massachusetts Bay
Scientist-inventor Benjamin Thompson was born.
The first British Sunday newspaper appeared, the British
Gazette and Sunday Monitor.
The U.S. Congress passed the Naturalization Act,
requiring a two-year residency before applying
Congress ordered the removal of all Indians east
of the Mississippi River to Louisiana.
1804 The Territory of Orleans
was organized from the Louisiana Purchase.
1827 Composer Ludwig van Beethoven died.
An adhesive medicated plaster, the precursor of
today's bandages, was patented.
Poet A.E. Housman was born.
Voters in West Virginia approved the gradual
emancipation of slaves.
Poet Robert Frost was born.
Bridge designer Othmar Ammann was born.
Poet Walt Whitman died.
James Conant, chemist and educator, was born.
The United States forbade the immigration of
criminals, anarchists, paupers and the sick.
Playwright Tennessee Williams was born.
Actress Sarah Bernhardt died.
Congress appropriated $50,000 for an
1930 Sandra Day O'Connor, the first
woman Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme
Court, was born.
Actor Leonard Nimoy was born.
The U.S. Marines declared the island of Iwo Jima secure.
The United States launched Explorer III, its
third scientific satellite.
Author Raymond Chandler died.
Bangladesh became independent of Pakistan.
Novelist Pearl S. Buck died.
Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem
Begin signed the Camp David Treaty, ending
hostilities between the two nations.
The Russian Congress of People's Deputies failed
to impeach President Boris Yeltsin.
Former U.S. Senator and Secretary of
State Edmund Muskie died.
2003 U.S. Senator Daniel Patrick
Geraldine Ferraro, the first major party candidate for
U.S. Vice President, died.
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