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1549 Philippe de Mornay, French Huguenot statesman, was born.
The Gunpowder Plot to blow up the British
John Peter Zenger published the
first issue of the New York Weekly Journal.
1781 John Hanson
was elected as the first "President of US in
American statesman Gouverneur Morris died.
Brazilian statesman Rui Barbosa was born.
The American Society of
Civil Engineers was organized.
Chemist Paul Sabatier was born.
Eugene V. Debs, American socialist and labor leader,
Journalist Ida Tarbell was born.
Will Durant, historian and educator, was born.
George B. Selden was granted the first ever U.S.
patent for a gasoline-powered automobile.
U.S. Senator Strom Thurmond was born.
Television and movie cowboy Roy Rogers was born.
Actress Vivien Leigh was born.
England and France declared war on Turkey.
Emperors Wilhelm II (Germany) and Franz
Jozef I (Austria-Hungary) established the kingdom
musician Ike Turner was born.
The New England Patriots defeated
the Chicago Bears 10-0, snapping a 30-game Bears
Brothers released the board game Monopoly.
Elke Sommer was born.
1941 Singer Art
Garfunkel was born.
George M. Cohan died.
musician Peter Noone was born.
player Bill Walton was born.
Britain and France landed forces in Egypt in
reaction to Egypt's seizure of the Suez Canal.
1959 Rock singer
Bryan Adams was born.
producer Mack Sennett died.
Andrea McArdle was born.
1963 Actress Tatum O'Neal was
1974 Walter E
Washington became the first elected mayor of
1977 Band leader
Guy Lombardo died.
Al Capp died.
The body of millionaire newspaper
publisher Robert Maxwell was found in the sea off
the coast of Tenerife.
Jan Hendrik Oort died.
Environmentalist David Ross Brower died.
Singer Bobby Hatfield died.
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