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1642 Montreal, Canada, was founded.
1652 Rhode Island became the first American colony to outlaw slavery.
1675 Father Jacques Marquette, French missionary and explorer, died.
1843 The United Free Church of Scotland was formed.
1852 Massachusetts became the first state to require children to attend school.
1863 The Seige of Vicksburg, Mississippi, began.
1868 Czar Nicholas II of Russia was born.
1872 Bertrand Russell, philosopher and mathematician, was born.
1880 George Lewis rode Fonso to victory in the Kentucky Derby.
1883 Architect Walter Gropius was born.
1892 Operatic tenor Ezio Pinza was born.
U.S. Supreme Court ruled racial separation constitutional
(Plessy v Ferguson).
Stoker's Dracula was published.
1900 Great Britain proclaimed a protectorate over the Kingdom of Tonga.
1911 Composer Gustav Mahler died.
1912 Singer Perry Como was born.
1917 The U. S. Congress passed the Selective Service Act.
1919 Ballerina Dame Margot Fonteyn was born.
1920 Karol Jósef Wojtyla (Pope John Paul II) was born.
1922 Actor Bill Macy was born.
1926 Evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson vanished in Venice, California.
Andrew Kehoe blew up the Bath (Michigan) Consolidated
School, killing 38 children and 2 teachers.
1928 Actor Pernell Roberts was born.
1929 Linus McAtee rode Clyde Van Dusen to victory in the Kentucky Derby.
1931 Artist Don Martin was born.
1933 U. S. President Franklin Roosevelt signed the Tennessee Valley Act.
1937 Baseball player Brooks Robinson was born.
1946 Baseball player Reggie Jackson was born.
Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America was
1952 Singer George Strait was born.
1953 Jacqueline Cochrane became the first woman to break the sound barrier.
1955 Educator Mary McLeod Bethune died.
1957 Eddie Arcaro rode Bold Ruler to victory in the Preakness.
1963 Bill Shoemaker rode Candy Spots to victory in the Preakness.
1968 Ismael Valenzuela rode Forward Pass to victory in the Preakness.
1969 The United States launched Apollo X toward the Moon.
1970 Actress Tina Fey was born.
1971The Montreal Canadiens defeated the Chicago Blackhawks to win the Stanley Cup.
India became the sixth nation to explode an atomic bomb.
1980 Mount St. Helens in Washington erupted.
1985 Pat Day rode Tank's Prospect to victory in the Preakness.
1990 Actress Jill Ireland died.
1991 Jerry Bailey rode Hansel to victory in the Preakness.
1994 Israel withdrew from the Gaza Strip.
premiered at the Seattle Film Festival.
1996 Pat Day rode Louis Quatorze to victory in the Preakness.
1997 Christa Johnson won the LPGA Championship.
2002 Victor Espinoza rode WarEmblem to victory in the Preakness.
2004 Actor Tony Randall died.
2013 Gary Stevens rode Oxbow to victory in the Preakness.
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