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1324 Petronella de Meath became the first person to ever be burned at the stake in Ireland, after being found guilty of practicing witchcraft.
1527 Ferdinand of Austria-Bohemia was chosen as King of Hungary.
1640 The English Long Parliament was formed.
1762 Spain acquired the Louisiana Territory.
1793 Stephen Austin, colonizer of Texas, was born.
1794 Poet William Cullen Bryant was born.
1851 Emperor Meiji of Japan was born.
1877 Carlos Ibáńez del Campo, President of Chile, was born.
1879 Vilhjalmur Stefansson, Canadian explorer, was born.
1883 The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Native Americans could not be American citizens.
1892 The first automatic telephone exchange was opened at La Porte, Indiana.
1896 J. H. Hunter patented portable weighing scales.
1901 King Leopold III of Belgium was born.
1903 Colombia granted independence to Panama.
1909 Journalist James Reston was born.
1921 Actor Charles Bronson was born.
1926 Sharpshooter Annie Oakley died.
1930 Bank of Italy became Bank of America.
1932 Albert Reynolds, Prime Minister of Ireland, was born.
1933 Actor Ken Berry
1948 Singer Lulu was born.
1949 Boxer Larry Holmes was born.
1952 Comedian Roseanne Barr was born.
1953 Actress Kate
Capshaw was born.
1954 Musician Stuart
Leslie Goddard, aka Adam Ant, was born.
1957 A dog
named Laika was launched into orbit on board the Soviet
craft Sputnik II and became the first
living animal to enter the Earth's orbit.
1961 The United States Agency for International Development was established.
1969 The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) was established, replacing National Educational Television (NET).
1986 The Federated States of Micronesia gained independence from a United Nations mandate.
1990 Actress Mary Martin died.
1996 Jean-Bédel Bokassa, self-proclaimed Emperor of the Central African Empire, died.
2002 Actor Jonathan Harris died.
2003 Long-distance swimmer Gertrude Ederle died.
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