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Henry VIII divorced Catherine of Aragon.
1746 Painter Francisco Goya was born.
1814 Britain and allies marched into Paris after defeating Napoleon.
1822 The U. S. Congress combined East and West Florida into Florida Territory.
1842 Ether was used as an anesthetic for the first time, by Dr. Crawford Williamson Long.
1850 U. S. Congressman, Secretary of War, Senator, Vice-President, and Secretary of State John C. Calhoun died.
1856 The Treaty of Paris ended the Crimean War.
1858 Hyman L. Lipman patented a pencil with attached eraser.
1861 "Wild West" bank robber Grat Dalton was born.
1865 The Battle at Five Forks (Virginia) was fought.
1867 The United States agreed to pay Russia $7.2 million for the territory of Alaska.
15th Amendment to the Constitution, giving blacks the
right to vote, was proclaimed.
1883 Sculptor Jo Davidson was born.
1909 The Queensboro Bridge linking Manhattan and Queens, New York, opened to traffic.
1910 The Mississippi Legislature established the University of Southern Mississippi.
1911 Lötschberg Tunnel in Switzerland was completed.
1912 France established a protectorate over Morocco.
1919 Presidential adviser McGeorge Bundy was born.
1932 Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic.
1940 Indiana defeated Kansas 60-42 for the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship.
1943 Wyoming defeated Georgetown 46-34 for the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship.
1945 The Soviet Union invaded Austria.
1953 Albert Einstein announced his revised Unified Field Theory.
1959 The U. S. Supreme
Court ruled in two separate cases that persons could be
tried for the same offense in both federal and state
1960 Tennis player Ivan Lendl was born.
1972 The British government suspended home rule in Northern Ireland.
bus crash near Quilou in southern India killed 34 persons
and injured more than 100 others.
S. President Ronald Reagan was seriously injured in an
1984 The United States ended its participation in the multinational peace-keeping force in Lebanon.
1986 Texas defeated Southern California 97-81 for the NCAA Women's Basketball Championship.
1987 Sunflowers, a painting by Vincent van Gogh, was sold for $39.9 million, the highest price ever paid for a painting at auction to that time.
1991 Mike Miller won the PBA National Championship.
1994 Hobo Boothe won the ABC Masters Tournament.
1997 Tennessee defeated Old Dominion 68-59 for the NCAA Women's Basketball Championship.
1998 Kentucky defeated Utah 78-69 for the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship.
2001 The Philadelphia 76ers retired Charles Barkley's number 34 jersey.
2006 Marcos Pontes became the first Brazilian astronaut in space.
North Korea declared that it is in a state of war with
2017 The Venezuelan Supreme Court took over the legislative powers of the National Assembly.
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