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1494 The de Medici family became rulers of Florence.

Thomas Walker1794 Surveyor and explorer Thomas Walker died.

Napoleon Bonaparte1799 Napoleon Bonaparte seized power in France.

John Brown1800 Abolitionist John Brown was born.

Gail Borden1801 Gail Borden, Jr., inventor of the process for condensing milk, was born.

Elijah Lovejoy1837 Abolitionist printer Elijah Parish Lovejoy was born.

1818 Novelist Ivan Turgenev was born.

King Edward VII1841 King Edward VII of Great Britain was born.

1857 The first issue of Atlantic Monthly was published.

Frederick Funston1865 Frederick Funston, botanist and adventurer, was born.

1877 The American Chemical Society was chartered.

1886 Actor Ed Wynn was born.

1888 The last confirmed victim of Jack the Ripper, Mary Jane Kelly, was discovered on her bed.

Hedy Lamarr1913 Actress Hedy Lamarr was born.

Sargent Shriver1915 Sargent Shriver, the first director of the Peace Corps, was born.

Spiro Agnew1918 Spiro T. Agnew, Vice-President of the United States, was born.
Kaiser Wilhelm II1918 Kaiser Wilhelm II abdicated the German throne.

1923 Nazis staged the Beer Hall Putsch, an ill-fated attempt to seize power in Germany.

Miriam Ferguson1924 Miriam Ferguson became the first woman to be elected Governor of Texas.
1924 U.S. Senator Henry Cabot Lodge died.

1931 Baseball player Whitey Herzog was born.

1934 Astronomer Carl Sagan was born.

1935 The Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO) was established.

1936 Singer Mary Travers was born.

1938 Kristallnacht, Nazi Germany's first large-scale physical act of anti-Jewish violence, began.

1940 Neville Chamberlain, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom who tried to avoid war with Germany, died.

1941 Musician Tom Fogerty was born.

1947 Actor Robert David Hall was born.

1951 Actor Lou Ferrigno was born.

1952 Chaim Weizmann, the first President of Israel, died.

Cambodia1953 Cambodia gained its independence from France.
1953 The U.S.
Supreme Court ruled Major League Baseball exempt from anti-trust laws.
1953 King Ibn Saud of Saudi Arabia died.
1953 Poet Dylan Thomas died.

Donde Keshav Karve1962 Dondo Keshav Karve, Indian social reformer and educator, died.

Charles De Gaulle1970 French soldier and President Charles De Gaulle died.

1988 John Mitchell, Attorney General of the United States under President Richard Nixon, died.

Berlin Wall1989 East German officials opened the Berlin Wall.

2003 Actor Art Carney died.

2006 Television journalist Ed Bradley died.

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