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John Winthrop1689 John Winthrop, Governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, died.

Benjamin Thompson1753 Scientist-inventor Benjamin Thompson was born.

1780 The first British Sunday newspaper appeared, the British Gazette and Sunday Monitor.

1790 The U.S. Congress passed the Naturalization Act, requiring a two-year residency before applying for citizenship.

1804 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.

Ludwig van Beethoven1827 Composer Ludwig van Beethoven died.

1845 An adhesive medicated plaster, the precursor of today's bandages, was patented.

1859 Poet A.E. Housman was born.

1863 Voters in West Virginia approved the gradual emancipation of slaves.

1874 Poet Robert Frost was born.

Othmar Ammann1879 Bridge designer Othmar Ammann was born.

Walt Whitman1892 Poet Walt Whitman died.

1893 James Conant, chemist and educator, was born.

1910 The United States forbade the immigration of criminals, anarchists, paupers and the sick.

1911 Playwright Tennessee Williams was born.

Sarah Bernhardt1923 Actress Sarah Bernhardt died.

1930 Congress appropriated $50,000 for an Inter-American highway.
Sandra Day O'Connor1930 Sandra Day O'Connor, the first woman Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, was born.

Leonard Nimoy1931 Actor Leonard Nimoy was born.

Battle for Iwo Jima1945 The U.S. Marines declared the island of Iwo Jima secure.

1958 The United States launched Explorer III, its third scientific satellite.

Raymond Chandler1959 Author Raymond Chandler died.

Bangladesh1971 Bangladesh became independent of Pakistan.

Pearl Buck1973 Novelist Pearl S. Buck died.

1979 Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin signed the Camp David Treaty, ending hostilities between the two nations.

Boris Yeltsin1993 The Russian Congress of People's Deputies failed to impeach President Boris Yeltsin.

Edmund Sixtus Muskie1996 Former U.S. Senator and Secretary of State Edmund Muskie died.

Daniel Patrick Moynihan2003 U.S. Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan died.

Geraldine Ferraro2011 Geraldine Ferraro, the first major party candidate for U.S. Vice President, died.

2016 Novelist Jim Harrison died.

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