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Gregory VII died.
1681 Spanish dramatist Pedro Calderón de la Barca
1738 A treaty
between Pennsylvania and Maryland ended the
Conojocular War with settlement of a boundary
dispute and exchange of prisoners.
General John Burgoyne took command of British troops in
1787 The Constitutional
Convention convened in
1803 Poet Ralph Waldo Emerson was born.
The American Unitarian Association was founded.
The first telegraphed news dispatch is
published in the Baltimore Patriot.
John R. Mott, Protestant missionary statesman and
influential part of the YMCA, was born.
Jazz tap dancer Bill "Bojangles"
Robinson was born.
1879 Saint Patrick's
Cathedral in New York
City was dedicated.
Igor Sikorsky, inventor of the first successful
helicopter, was born.
The Republic of Formosa was established.
Boxer Gene Tunney was
Bennett Cerf, founder of Random House, was born.
Painter Rosa Bonheur died.
John T. Scopes was indicted for teaching
evolution in his high school science class.
Actor Claude Akins was born.
Opera singer Beverly Sills was born.
Goofy, aka Dippy Dawg, first appeared in
"Mickey's Revue" by Walt Disney.
Jesse Owens set three world track and field
1935 Babe Ruth hit the 714th and
last home run of his career.
Country singer Tom T. Hall was born.
Actress Dixie Carter was born.
1940 The Golden Gate
opened for a second season.
The United States test-fired the world's first
atomic cannon -- dubbed "Amazon Annie"
-- at Frenchman Flat, Nevada.
1943 Singer Jessi Colter was
1943 Actress Leslie Uggams was
Puppeteer Frank Oz was born.
Jordan gained independence from a League of
Actress Karen Valentine was born.
The Brooklyn Battery Tunnel opened in New York
Rock musician Robby Steinhardt was born.
President John F.
Kennedy announced his
goal of landing a man on the Moon.
The Isley Brothers released "Twist &
1963 A meeting of 32
independent African states in Addis Ababa,
Ethiopia, ended with the forming of the Organization of
1963 Comedian Mike Myers was
The Gateway Arch in St. Louis, Missouri, was
1968 The Rolling Stones released
"Jumping Jack Flash."
The movie Midnight Cowboy was released,
with an "X" rating.
Thor Heyerdahl and a six-man crew set out aboard
the Ra on a voyage across
officers staged a bloodless coup in the Sudan.
The first astronauts boarded the Skylab Space Station.
Rock musician Lauryn Hill was born.
The first movie in the Star Wars series
The first Atlantic City, New Jersey, casino
The move Alien was released.
The movie Return of the Jedi was
Approximately 7 million Americans joined
hands hoping to raise more than $50 million to
fight hunger and homelessness in "Hands
Charles Nelson Reilly died.
Winfrey ended her show after 25 years.
2012 A SpaceX
Dragon became the first commercial spacecraft to
dock at the International Space Station.
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