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The Treaty of Windsor between Portugal and
England was signed, making it the oldest
diplomatic alliance in the world which is still
1439 Pope Pius
III was born.
Thomas Blood attempted to steal the British Crown
1754 The first
newspaper cartoon in America was published,
depicting a divided snake with the words
"Join or Die."
Green Mountain Boys captured Fort Ticonderoga.
Abolitionist John Brown was born.
Author J.M. Barrie was born.
Union General John Sedgwick became the highest
ranked casualty of the Civil War when he was
killed by a sniper's bullet.
Archaeologist Howard Carter was born.
Romania declared its independence from the
The Edison Company publicly demonstrated the Kinetoscope.
Mother's Day became a public holiday.
1914 Singer Hank Snow was born.
Cereal company founder C. W. Post died.
news correspondent Mike Wallace was born.
Richard E. Byrd and Floyd Bennett became the first men
to fly to the North Pole.
Canberra officially replaced Melbourne as the
capital of Australia.
Vance Brand was born.
Kateri Tekakwitha became the first Native
American to be beatified by the Catholic Church.
politician John Ashcroft was born.
1946 The first
hour long entertainment TV show, "NBC's Hour
1946 Actress Candice Bergen was
Billy Joel was born.
1962 A laser
beam was successfully bounced off the Moon for
the first time.
1970 Stone Mountain Confederate Memorial
1992 The final
episode of "Golden Girls" aired on
Dana Plato died.
Alan King died.
2010 Singer Lena
stylist Vidal Sassoon died.
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