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1058 Pope Stephen IX died.

1549 The city of Salvador da Bahia, the first capital of Brazil, was founded.

John Tyler1790 John Tyler, 10th President of the United States, was born.

1809 King Gustav IV Adolf of Sweden abdicated.

1847 U.S. troops captured Vera Cruz, Mexico.

John Jacob Astor1848 John Jacob Astor, America's first multi-millionaire, died.

1852 Ohio made it illegal for children under 18 and women to work more than 10 hours a day.

1859 Businessman Oscar Mayer was born.

1867 Baseball player Cy Young was born.

1871 Royal Albert Hall was opened by Queen Victoria in London.

1882 The Knights of Columbus was founded in New Haven, Connecticut.

Georges Seurat1891 French painter Georges Seurat died.

Cyrus Holliday1900 Cyrus Holliday, founder of Topeka, Kansas, died.

Gustavus Franklin Swift1903 Gustavus Franklin Swift, founder of the packaged meat industry, died.

Robert F. Scott1912 Antarctic explorer Robert F. Scott made his last journal entry.

1916 U.S. Senator Eugene McCarthy was born.

Pearl Bailey1918 Singer Pearl Bailey was born.
1918 Sam Walton, founder of Wal-Mart, was born.

Katharine Lee Bates1929 Poet Katharine Lee Bates died.

1943 Comic actor Eric Idle was born.
1943 John Major, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, was born.

1944 Singer Terry Jacks was born.

1951 Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were convicted of spying.

1955 Actress Marina Sirtis was born.

1958 Composer W.C. Handy died.

1961 The 23rd Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, allowing Washington, D.C., residents to vote in presidential elections, was ratified.

1962 Jack Paar made his last appearance on the "Tonight Show."

1968 Actress Lucy Lawless was born.

1976 Eight Ohio National Guardsmen were indicted for shooting 4 Kent State students.

1980 Conductor Mantovani died.

1984 The Baltimore Colts moved to Indianapolis.

2004 Journalist Alistair Cooke died.

2005 Attorney Johnnie Cochran died.

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