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1406 Pope Innocent VII died.

1528 Spanish explorer Cabeza de Vaca became the first European to set foot in what is now Texas, after being shipwrecked on a sandy island off the coast.

1632 King Gustav Adolph the Great of Sweden died.

1656 King Joćo IV of Portugal died.

1661 King Charles II of Spain was born.

Aloys Senefelder1771 Aloys Senefelder, inventor of lithography, was born.

Luigi Galvani1787 Luigi Galvani discovered "animal electricity."

1789 Pope Pius VI appointed Father John Carroll as the first Catholic bishop in the United States.

1836 King Charles X of France died.

Charles Henry Dow1851 Charles Henry Dow, co-founder of The Wall Street Journal, was born.

John Philip Sousa1854 Bandmaster John Philip Sousa was born.

Ignacy Jan Paderewski1860 Ignacy Jan Paderewski, Polish pianist, composer, and statesman, was born.

Jefferson Davis1861 Jefferson Davis was elected to a six-year term as President of the Confederate States of America.
James Naismith1861 James Naismith, inventor of basketball, was born.

1862 A direct telegraphic link was established between New York City and San Francisco.

1863 The Battle of Rogersville, Tennessee, was fought.

1864 The Battle of Cane Hill, Arkansas, was fought.
1864 The Battle of Droop Mountain, West Virginia, was fought.

Canada1867 The first Parliament of the Dominion of Canada was seated.

1869 The first intercollegiate football game in the United States, Rutgers vs Princeton, was played at Rutgers.

1887 Baseball player Walter Johnson was born.

1893 Businessman Edsel Ford was born.
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky1893 Composer Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky died.

1903 The United States recognized the independence of Panama.

Mohandas K. Gandhi1913 Mohandas K. Gandhi was arrested for leading Indian miners on a march in South Africa.

1914 Actor Jonathan Harris was born.

1917 The Bolshevik Revolution began with the capture of the Winter Palace.
1917 New York granted women the right to vote.

1918 The Republic of Poland was proclaimed.

1923 The Soviet Union adopted an experimental calendar, with five-day "weeks."

1928 Jacob Schick patented the electric razor.

Billy Sunday1935 Evangelist Billy Sunday died.

1936 RCA displayed television for the press.

1939 The first commercial television station --WGY-TV, Schenectady, New York -- began operation.

1943 Soviet troops reconquered Kiev.

1946 Actress Sally Field was born.

1948 Singer-musician Glenn Frey was born.

1952 The first hydrogen bomb was exploded by the United States at Eniwetok Atoll.

1955 Journalist Maria Shriver was born.

William C. Coleman1957 William C. Coleman, founder of the Coleman Company, died.

1962 Saudi Arabia proclaimed an end to slavery,
1962 The United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution condemning South Africa.

1966 NBC became the first network to broadcast its entire television lineup in color.

1970 Actor Ethan Hawke was born.

1975 Punk band Sex Pistols appeared in public for the first time.

1991Actor Fred MacMurray died.
1991 Actress Gene Tierney died.

Yitzhak Rachamim Navon2015 Yitzhak Navon, the fifth President of Israel, died.

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