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Engraver Albrecht Dürer was born.
King Philip II of
Spain was born.
Poet Alexander Pope was born.
John Eliot, producer of the first Bible to be
printed in America, died.
The Lewis and Clark Expedition began.
The first Democratic National Convention was
Lawrence, Kansas, was sacked by pro-slavery
Jane Addams, founder of the Settlement House
William C. Coleman, founder of
the Coleman Company, was born.
Aviator and inventor Glenn Curtiss was born.
Clara Barton founded what became the American Red
American politician Alphonso Taft died.
Businessman Armand Hammer was born.
Federation Internationale de Football Association
1904 Jazz pianist Fats Waller
1906 Louis H.
Perlman patented a demountable tire carrying rim
1906 The United States and
Mexico signed an agreement over distribution of
the waters of the Rio Grande.
1908 The first
horror movie, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde,
premiered, in Chicago.
Pinckney became the first American draftee of World War I.
1917 Actor Raymond Burr was
personality Dennis Day was born.
Andrei Sakharov, physicist and activist, was born.
Leopold and Loeb kidnapped Bobby Franks.
Charles Lindbergh completed the first solo non-stop
flight across the Atlantic Ocean.
Amelia Earhart landed in Ireland to become the first
woman to make a solo transatlantic flight.
Oskaloosa, Iowa, became the first U.S.
city to fingerprint its citizens.
1945 Lauren Bacall and Humphrey
Bogart were married.
1945 Actor Richard Hatch was
1948 Singer Leo
Sayer was born.
Wrestler/actor Mr. T was born.
1956 The United
States exploded the first airborne hydrogen bomb
over Bikini Atoll.
1957 The Haitian
army, under Brigadier General Leon Cantave, took
control of the government.
1957 French Premier Guy Mollet
submitted his resignation after a vote of
"no confidence" by the National
1957 Tornadoes killed a reported
13 persons and injured 70 in the St. Louis,
1957 Actor Judge Reinhold was
killer Jeffrey Dahmer was born.
1964 The first
nuclear-powered lighthouse began operations, in
Notorious B.I.G. was born.
troops landed on the Falkland Islands.
1990 The final
episode of "Newhart" aired on CBS-TV.
Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi was
All My Children star Susan Lucci won a
Daytime Emmy, after being nominated a record 19
Barbara Cartland died.
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