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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 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.
1861 "Wild West" bank robber Grat Dalton was born.
1865 The Battle at Five Forks 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 opened to traffic.
1919 Presidential adviser McGeorge Bundy was born.
1932 Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic.
1945 The Soviet Union invaded Austria.
1953 Albert Einstein announced his revised Unified Field Theory.
1960 Tennis player Ivan Lendl was born.
1981 President Ronald Reagan was seriously injured in an assassination attempt.
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.
2001 The Philadelphia 76ers retired Charles Barkley's number 34 jersey.
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