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King Gustavus I of Sweden was born.
San Marcos University opened in Lima,
Augustus II of Poland was born.
1689 England and
the Netherlands formed the League of Augsburg.
Theresa was crowned Queen of Bohemia.
1789 The Society
of St. Tammany was formed by Revolutionary War
1807 Comte de Rochambeau, French
General in the American Revolution, died.
Author Edward Lear was born.
1820 Florence Nightingale, founder of modern nursing, was born.
American politician Henry Cabot Lodge was born.
The Battle of Spotsylvania Courthouse
(Virginia) was fought.
Confederate General Jeb Stuart died.
became a province of Canada.
Polar explorer Lincoln Ellsworth was born.
Tunisia became a French protectorate.
Composer Bedrich Smetana died.
Businessman Max Kohl was born.
Actress Katharine Hepburn was born.
Wireless radio broadcasting was patented
by Nathan B. Stubblefield.
company founder Mary Kay Ash was born.
player Yogi Berra was born.
1925 Poet Amy Lowell died.
Umberto Nobile flew over the North Pole.
Pianist Burt Bacharach was born.
The body of Charles Lindbergh's kidnapped son was
Talk show host Tom Snyder was born.
Comedian George Carlin was born.
Musician Steve Winwood was born.
The Soviet blockade of West Berlin ended.
Actor Bruce Boxleitner was born.
1950 Musician Billy Squier was
The United States and Canada signed an agreement
to establish what is now the North American
Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD).
Actor Emilio Estevez was born.
Actor Stephen Baldwin was born.
Skateboarder Tony Hawk was born.
Actress Kim Fields was born.
Prize-winning poet Nelly Leonie Sachs died.
The U.S. merchant ship Mayaguez
was seized by Cambodian forces.
1977 Pink Floyd
performed the world's first quadrophonic concert
in London, England.
Robert Reed died.
1993 The last
new episode of "Knot's Landing" was
aired by CBS-TV.
1993 The last new episode of
"Cheers" was aired by NBC-TV.
Perry Como died.
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