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The Kingdom of England recognized the
Kingdom of Scotland as an independent state.
1572 Pope Pius V
Essayist Joseph Addison was born.
The Boston Newsletter published the
first newspaper advertisement.
The Act of Union joined England and Wales with
Scotland to form Great Britain.
Architect Benjamin Latrobe was born.
Kamehameha established the Kingdom of Hawai'i.
1813 Robert Hancock Hunter, early Texas pioneer, was born.
The world's first adhesive postage stamps were
issued by the United Kingdom.
The first emigrant wagon train left
Independence, Missouri, for California.
1848 Phi Gamma
Delta was founded, at Jefferson College in
Frontierswoman Calamity Jane was born.
1863 The Battle
of Chancellorsville began.
University was chartered.
The first U.S. postal card was issued.
Missionary-explorer David Livingstone died.
1893 The World's Columbian
Exposition opened in
Admiral George Dewey won
the Battle of Manila Bay.
Composer Antonin Dvorák died.
Singer Kate Smith was born.
Actor Glenn Ford was born.
Talk show host Jack Paar was born.
Wichita, Kansas, dedicated its first airport.
The longest Major League baseball game by
innings was played; the Brooklyn Dodgers tied the
Boston Braves, 1-1, in 26 innings.
Joseph Heller was born.
1924 Game show
host Art Fleming was born.
Astronaut Scott Carpenter was born.
1931 The Empire State Building opened.
Reorganization created the Stearman Aircraft
Division of Boeing Airplane Company.
Singer Judy Collins was born.
General Mills introduced Cheerios.
Food rationing began in the United States.
Singer Rita Coolidge was born.
Nazi propoganda minister Joseph Goebbels
North Korea proclaimed itself People's
Democratic Republic of Korea.
1950 Actor Dann
Florek was born.
introduced Mr. Potato Head.
1960 A U-2 spy
plane piloted by Francis Gary Powers was shot
down over the Soviet Union.
1960 Jockey Steve Cauthen was born.
1964 The first
BASIC program was run on a computer at Dartmouth.
1967 Singer Tim
McGraw was born.
Railroad began operation.
Eldridge Cleaver died.
2011 Al Qaeda
leader Osama bin Laden was killed by Navy SEALS.
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