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Anne Boleyn, wife of King Henry VIII of England, was executed.
Massachusetts Bay, Plymouth, Connecticut,
and New Harbor formed the United Colonies of New
1649 An act
declaring England a Commonwealth was passed by
the Long Parliament.
King George II granted a charter to the Ohio Company to settle Ohio
Philanthropist Johns Hopkins was born.
British diplomat Charles Bagot died.
Homestead Act became law.
Nathaniel Hawthorne died.
1879 Nancy Langhorne Astor, the first woman to serve in the
British House of Commons, was born.
The Ringling Brothers Circus premiered.
Charles Brady King invented the pneumatic
Cuban freedom fighter José Marti died.
four-time Prime Minister of Great Britain, died.
industrialist and philanthropist, died.
Federated Boys' Club (now Boys' Club of
America) was organized.
Thomas Ethelon Selfridge became
the first Army officer to pilot an airplane.
1917 Belva Ann Lockwood, the first woman to be admitted to
practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, died.
Edward Douglas White, Chief Justice of the U.S.
Supreme Court, died.
Activist Malcolm Little was born.
1925 Pol Pot, leader of the
Khmer Rouge, was born.
Journalist Jim Lehrer was born.
Author T.E. Lawrence died.
Who guitarist Pete Townshend was born.
Professional wrestler André René
Roussimoff (aka André the Giant) was born.
1946 Novelist Booth Tarkington
1949 ZZ Top
bassist Dusty Hill was born.
1949 Football player Archie
Manning was born.
1951 Singer Joey
Ramone was born.
drummer Phil Rudd was born.
Jazz musician Coleman Hawkins died.
Poet Ogden Nash died.
Golfer Arnold Palmer captained a Learjet 36 on a
record 67-hour-26-minute around-the-world flight
to mark the U.S. Bicentennial.
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, widow of President
John F. Kennedy, died.
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