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1689 John Winthrop, Governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, died.
1753 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.
Congress ordered the removal of all Indians east of the
Mississippi River to Louisiana.
1827 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.
1879 Bridge designer Othmar Ammann was born.
1892 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.
1923 Actress Sarah Bernhardt died.
Congress appropriated $50,000 for an Inter-American
1931 Actor Leonard Nimoy was born.
1945 The U.S. Marines declared the island of Iwo Jima secure.
1958 The United States launched Explorer III, its third scientific satellite.
1959 Author Raymond Chandler died.
1971 Bangladesh became independent of Pakistan.
1973 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.
1993 The Russian Congress of People's Deputies failed to impeach President Boris Yeltsin.
1996 Former U.S. Senator and Secretary of State Edmund Muskie died.
2003 U.S. Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan died.
2011 Geraldine Ferraro, the first major party candidate for U.S. Vice President, died.
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