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Florence became a republic.
Queen Mary of Scotland fled to England.
Author Charles Perrault died.
The State of Franklin applied for
admission to the Union.
outlawed the slave trade.
American statesman William Seward
Inventor William Congreve died.
The first organized wagon train set out on the Oregon Trail.
1860 Abraham Lincoln became the
Republican Party candidate for President.
1863 The Battle
of Champion's Hill was fought.
1866 The U.S.
Congress authorized minting of a five-cent coin.
The U.S. Senate failed to impeach President Andrew Johnson, by one
1881 The world's
first electric tram went into service in
Lichterfelder (near Berlin).
1905 Actor Henry
Fonda was born.
Studs Terkel was born.
musician Woody Herman was born.
Entertainer Liberace was born.
Billy Martin, five-time manager of the New York
Yankees, was born.
The first Academy Awards* were handed out at a banquet held at
the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel.
Joseph Strauss, designer of the Golden Gate Bridge,
The world's first bazooka was produced.
The Irving Berlin musical Annie Get Your Gun
debuted on Broadway.
Actor Pierce Brosnan was born.
Gymnast Olga Korbut was born.
1955 Actress Debra Winger was
1955 Poet James Agee died.
The Walt Whitman Bridge was opened.
Major L. Gordon Cooper landed safely after
completing a 22-orbit space flight.
The Campbell Soup Company introduced
Janet Jackson was born.
1966 Football player Thurman
Thomas was born.
1969 Actor David
Boreanaz was born.
Tori Spelling was born.
Andy Kaufman died.
1986 Bobby Ewing
(Patrick Duffy) came back from the dead on
Sammy Davis, Jr. died.
1990 Muppet creator Jim Henson
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