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King George I of England was born.
English statesman William Pitt was born.
Poet-composer Thomas Moore was born.
Naturalist Louis Agassiz was
Confederate General P.G.T. Beauregard was born.
Noah Webster, creator of the first dictionary of
American English, died.
1867 The Senate
ratified the Treaty of Cession of Russian America
to the United States, authorizing the purchase of Alaska from Russia.
Athlete Jim Thorpe was born.
John Muir organized the Sierra Club.
Author Ian Fleming was born.
Blues guitarist Aaron Thibeaux "T-Bone"
Walker was born.
Actress Thora Hird was born.
Biologist Barry Commoner was born.
Americans engaged in their first military action
with Allies in France.
Dodge Brothers Inc. and Chrysler Corporation
The first modern Purple Hearts were awarded.
The Dionne quintuplets were born.
The Belgian Army surrendered to Germany.
New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani was born.
1944 Singer Gladys Knight was
Doctor Hunter Campbell "Patch" Adams
1945 Musician John Fogerty was
Willie Mays hit his first Major League home run.
Women in Greece were given the right to vote.
The Ryan X-13 "Vertijet"
made its first vertical test flight.
Two monkeys, Able and Baker, were launched into
space from Cape Canaveral. They landed safely in
the Caribbean Sea later that same day.
Amnesty International was founded.
The Palestine Liberation Organization was formed.
Singer Kylie Minogue was born.
Actor Audie Murphy died.
Edward VIII, the only King of the United Kingdom to
voluntarily abdicate, died.
The first Daytime Emmys were awarded.
An Unknown from the Vietnam War was interred at
the Tomb of the Unknowns.
Actor Phil Hartman was murdered.
Barry Bonds hit his 715th home run, surpassing
Babe Ruth's record.
Actor Gary Coleman died.
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