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1637 Anne Hutchinson was banished from Massachusetts Bay Colony as a heretic.

1786 The oldest musical organization in the United States was founded as the Stoughton Musical Society.

Battle of Tippecanoe1811 General William Henry Harrison defeated Indians in the Battle of Tippecanoe.

1831 The State of Gran Colombia disbanded.

Elijah Lovejoy1837 Abolitionist printer Elijah Parish Lovejoy was murdered by a mob in Alton, Illinois.

Bipin Chandra Pal1858 Bipin Chandra Pal, early leader of the Indian independence movement, was born.

Marie Curie1867 Nobel Prize-winning chemist Marie Curie was born.

1872 The cargo ship Mary Celeste set sail from New York City, bound for Genoa, Italy.

1874 An elephant was used as a symbol for the Republican Party in an editorial cartoon by Thomas Nast.

1885 The last spike was driven in the Canadian Pacific Railway.

1907 Delta Sigma Pi was founded at New York University.

1910 The first air freight shipment (from Dayton, Ohio, to Columbus, Ohio) was undertaken by the Wright Brothers and department store owner Max Moorehouse.

Albert Camus1913 Author Albert Camus was born.

1914 The first issue of The New Republic magazine was published.

Jeannette Rankin1916 Jeannette Rankin was elected the first female member of the U.S. House of Representatives.

1917 Bolsheviks ousted the provisional Russian government.

1918 The United Press erroneously reported that a WW I armistice had been signed.

1922 Jazz musician Al Hirt was born.

1932 "Buck Rogers in the 25th century" premiered on CBS Radio.

1940 The Tacoma Narrows (aka Galloping Gertie) Bridge collapsed.

North Africa Campaign1942 United States troops landed in North Africa.
Johnny Rivers1942 Singer Johnny Rivers was born.

1943 Singer Joni Mitchell was born.

Friendship Train1947 The Friendship Train began its mission to collect food for France and Italy.

1959 Discoverer VII was launched into polar orbit from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California.

Richard Nixon1962 Richard Nixon told the press that he won't be available to "kick around any more," after losing the election for Governor of California.
Eleanor Roosevelt1962 Eleanor Roosevelt, wife of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, died.

1964 Actress Dana Plato was born.

1967 American politician John Nance Garner died.

1973 New Jersey became the first state to allow girls into Little League.

Gene Tunney1978 Boxer Gene Tunney died.

1980 Actor Steve McQueen died.

1981 Historian Will Durant died.

Habib Bourguiba1987 Habib Bourguiba was removed as President of Tunisia.

Alexander Dubcek1992 Alexander Dubcek, First Secretary of the Czechoslovak Communist Party, died.

Joe Frazier2011 Boxer Joe Frazier died.

2016 Singer/songwriter Leonard Cohen died.
2016 Former Attorney General of the United States Janet Reno died.

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