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English colonists arrived at the site of what
became Jamestown, Virginia.
Empress Maria Theresa of Austria was born.
Manasseh Cutler, American
minister, physician, scientist, and politician,
French military strategist and politician L.M.N. Carnot was born.
Inventor Oliver Evans died.
Zoologist Georges Cuvier died.
Composer Arthur Sullivan was born.
Congress approved a declaration of war against Mexico.
1869 Robert Dalton, "Wild West" outlaw, was
1884 Cyrus Hall McCormick, inventor of the mechanical reaper,
Igor Sikorsky successfully demonstrated the first
Boxer Joe Louis was born.
Three children near Fatima, Portugal, reported
seeing a vision of the Virgin Mary.
The first U.S. airmail stamps were introduced.
Actress Beatrice Arthur was born.
Critic Clive Barnes was born.
Actor Buck Taylor was born.
Actor Harvey Keitel was born.
Author Charles Baxter was born.
Actor Franklyn Ajaye was born.
1949 Actress Zoe Wanamaker was
Singer Stevie Wonder was born.
1954 President Dwight
D. Eisenhower signed legislation authorizing
construction of the St. Lawrence Seaway.
Vice-President Richard Nixon and his wife were spat upon and their
limousine battered by rocks thrown by anti-U.S.
demonstrators in Caracas, Venezuela.
Basketball player Dennis Rodman was born.
Actor-comedian Stephen Colbert was born.
1964 Actor Tom Verica was born.
Country singer Lari White was born.
Rock singer Darius Rucker was born.
1968 Ralph David Abernathy led the Poor People's March in
1968 Actress Susan Floyd was born.
Actor Dan Blocker died.
musician Bob Wills died.
Pope John Paul II was shot and seriously wounded in St.
A confrontation between Philadelphia authorities
and the radical group MOVE ended as police
dropped an explosive onto the group's
headquarters; 11 people died in the resulting
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