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1226 King Louis VIII of France died.
1656 Astronomer Edmund Halley was born.
1674 Poet John Milton died.
1682 William Penn arrived in Pennsylvania.
1731 Benjamin Franklin opened the first library in the North American colonies, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
1833 A train derailed at Hightstown, New Jersey, killing 2 persons.
1836 Businessman Milton Bradley was born.
1837 Mount Holyoke Seminary for Women opened.
1847 Author Bram Stoker was born.
1861 The USS San Jacinto captured two Confederate diplomats from the British mail steamer Trent.
1887 "Wild West" figure John Henry "Doc" Holliday died.
1889 Montana became the 41st state.
1893 Historian Francis Parkman died.
1895 Wilhelm Konrad Röntgen discovered x-rays.
1900 Novelist Margaret Mitchell was born.
1901 Mary Ann Ball Bickerdyke, American Civil War nurse and veterans' advocate, died.
1910 Women in Washington were given the right to vote in state elections.
1915 An Austrian-Hungarian submarine torpedoed and sank the Italian liner Ancona, killing more than 200 persons.
1920 Actress Esther Rolle was born.
1922 Christiaan Barnard, heart transplant pioneer, was born.
Adolf Hitler staged the "Beer Hall Putsch" in
1927 Singer Patti Page was born.
1931 Television journalist Morley Safer was born.
Civil Works Administration was created.
1936 Astronaut Edward G. Gibson was born.
1942 Allied forces landed in North Africa, launching Operation Torch.
1945 A riverboat sank off Hong Kong, killing 1,550 persons.
1947 Singer Minnie Riperton was born.
1949 Singer Bonnie Raitt was born.
1950 The first ever aerial combat between jet fighters took place over Korea.
1961 Singer Leif Garrett was born.
British Indian Ocean Territory was formed.
Edward W. Brooke became the first black to be popularly
elected to the U.S. Senate.
1978 Artist Norman Rockwell died.
1980 Voyager 1 discovered Saturn's 15th moon.
2011 Cartoonist Bil Keane died.
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