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King Charles I surrendered to the Scottish army.
Russia and Prussia signed the Treaty of St.
Petersburg, ending the Seven Years War.
The American Academy of Arts and Sciences was
founded in Boston.
The French Estates General assembled for the
first time since 1614.
Mary Kies became the first woman to be
issued a U.S. patent, for weaving straw.
American Bible Society was founded in New York
Economist Karl Marx was born.
1821 French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte died.
The American Medical Association was organized,
Mexican forces defeated French forces at Puebla.
1862 The Battle of Williamsburg
(Virginia) was fought.
The Battle of Tupelo (Mississippi) was fought.
Journalist Nellie Bly was born.
Sitting Bull led his band of Lakota into
Canada to avoid harassment by the United States
Army under Colonel Nelson Miles.
Author Christopher Morley was born.
Music Hall, aka Carnegie Hall, opened.
The Billboard began weekly publication.
1901 The Pan-American
Exposition opened in
Buffalo, New York.
Author Bret Harte died.
The "Great White Fleet" arrived in San
Actor Tyrone Power was born.
Georges Papadopoulos, dictator of Greece, was
John T.Scopes was arrested for teaching evolution
Sugar rationing began in the United States.
1942 Singer Tammy Wynette was
Comedian Michael Palin was born.
Buses in London, England, were parked by a
1958 Author James Branch Cabell died.
Alan Shepard became the first American in space.
Ludwig Erhard, Chancellor of West Germany, died.
Singer Chris Brown was born.
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