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1666 Samuel Pepys reported on the first blood transfusion (between dogs).
1732 Louis Timothee became the first professional librarian in the United States, in Philadelphia.
1765 Inventor Robert Fulton was born.
1792 Captain George Vancouver became the first Englishman to enter San Francisco Bay.
1797 Geologist Charles Lyell was born.
1831 Philosopher Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel died.
1840 Painter Claude Monet was born.
1851 Moby Dick, by Herman Melville, was published.
1863 Inventor Leo H. Baekeland was born.
1881 Charles J. Guiteau went on trial for the assassination of President James Garfield.
1889 New York World reporter
Nellie Bly began her attempt to surpass the fictitious
journey of Jules Verne's Phileas Fogg by traveling around
the world in less than 80 days.
1891 Frederick Banting, co-discoverer of the process of mass-producing insulin, was born.
1896 The Niagara Falls power plant
1897 Painter John Steuart Curry was born.
1900 Composer Aaron Copland was born.
1904 King C. Gillette patented the safety razor.
1906 Silent film actress Louise Brooks was born.
1908 Albert Einstein presented his
quantum theory of light.
1915 Educator Booker T. Washington died.
1918 The Republic of Czechoslovakia was created.
1921 Actor Brian Keith was born.
1922 Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Secretary-General of the United Nations, was born.
1929 Actor McLean Stevenson was born.
1930 Astronaut Edward White was born.
1932 Walter H. Beech successfully tested his first airplane.
1933 Astronaut Fred Haise was born.
1935 King Hussein of Jordan was born.
1948 Prince Charles of Great Britain was born.
1954 Musician Yanni was born.
1963 The island of Surtsey began erupting from the sea off Iceland.
1973 Princess Anne of Great Britain married Mark Phillips.
1997 Eddie Arcaro, two-time Triple Crown winner, died.
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