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Edict of Worms outlawed Martin Luther and his
massacred over 400 Pequot Indian men, women, and
children at Missituck (now Mystic, Connecticut).
Massachusetts disallowed priest access to the
The British and their Chickasaw allies defeated
the French at the Battle of Ackia (Louisiana).
The Bank of North America was incorporated in
Mary Clark of England gave birth to a baby
without a brain.
The British killed about 500 Irish insurgents at
the Battle of Tara.
Writer Edward Bulwer-Lytton was born.
1805 Napoleon Bonaparte was crowned King of Italy.
Brazil was recognized by the United States.
1836 John Loudon
McAdam, inventor of the macadamized road surface,
Union forces blockaded New Orleans, Louisiana,
and Mobile, Alabama.
The Territory of Montana was formed.
1868 President Andrew
impeachment by one vote.
Publisher Lord Beaverbrook was born.
Racetrack betting became legal in New York State.
Dow Jones began an index of 12 industrial stocks;
it closed at 40.94.
Nicholas II was
crowned Czar of Russia.
Painter Aaron Douglas was born.
The first Sherlock Holmes mystery, The
Adventures of the 3 Gables, was published.
President Calvin Coolidge signed the Immigration
Law, restricting immigration.
1924 Composer, conductor, and
cellist Victor Herbert died.
The Ford Motor Company produced its 15 millionth
1930 The U.S.
Supreme Court ruled that buying liquor does not
violate the Constitution.
The Century of Progress International
Exposition opened for its second season.
The Golden Gate Bridge opened.
1938 The House
Committee on Un-American Activities began work.
1819 Charles Horace
Mayo, co-founder of the Mayo Clinic, died.
John R. Brinkley, "the goat gland doctor,"
Belgian Jews were required by Nazis to wear a
Jews rioted against Germany in Amsterdam.
A U.S. patent was filed for the
Sally Ride, the first American woman in space, was
The Shippingport Nuclear Power Plant
The movie Star Wars debuted.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that dangerous
defendants can be held without bail.
Television personality Art Linkletter
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