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Daniel Boone, American explorer and backwoodsman,
Marie Antoinette, Queen of France, was born.
Gaspar de Portolá reached San Francisco Bay.
James Knox Polk,
11th President of the United States, was born.
Warren G. Harding,
29th President of the United States, was born.
Singer Jenny Lind died.
North Dakota became the 39th state.
1889 South Dakota became the 40th state.
1901 The Pan-American
Actor Burt Lancaster was born.
Russia declared war on the Ottoman Empire.
British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour proposed
the settlement of Jewish people in Palestine.
The first regular radio broadcasts began, over
station KDKA in Pittsburgh.
Political commentator Pat Buchanan was born.
Actress Stefanie Powers was born.
Musician Keith Emerson was born.
The "Spruce Goose", the largest aircraft ever built, made
its first and only flight at Long Beach Harbor,
Playwright George Bernard Shaw died.
David Ben-Gurion became the first Prime Minister
Annette (Dionne) Allard gave
birth to a son.
The first Homo habilis fossils were
discovered at Olduvai Gorge.
1960 A British jury
found the D.H. Lawrence novel Lady Chatterley's Lover
"not guilty" of being obscene.
Author James Thurber died.
New Jersey voted to allow gambling in Atlantic
Vladimir Kovalenek and Alexander Ivanchenkov
returned from the Salyut Space Station after a
record 140 days in space.
Bank robber Willie Sutton died.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day became an official
Liberace gave his last public performance, at
Radio City Music Hall.
Film producer Hal Roach died.
2004 Sheikh Zayed bin
Sultan Al Nahyan,
President of the United Arab Emirates, died.
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