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Physicist Otto von Guericke
Pope Pius VIII was born.
New Jersey became the first state to ratify the
Bill of Rights.
The First Seminole War began.
Canadian statesman Wilfrid Laurier was born.
Novelist Selma Lagerlöf was born.
1866 The Grand Army of the
Republic held its first
1866 Howard University was founded.
1866 Pierre Lalemont patented the
rotary crank bicycle.
1866 Kenesaw Mountain Landis, the first
commissioner of professional baseball, was born.
Socialist Party author and presidential candidate
Norman Thomas was born.
Bundy patented the timecard clock.
Edwin Hubble was born.
Comic strip artist Chester Gould was born.
Alistair Cooke was born.
Leo Tolstoy died.
The U.S. State Department began requiring
photographs for passports.
1914 Author Charles Berlitz was
Hu Yaobang, General Secretary of the Communist
Party of China was born.
The first municipally owned airport in the United
States opened in Tucson, Arizona.
1923 Garrett Morgan was granted a patent for his traffic
American politician Robert F. Kennedy was born.
The first national Future Farmers of America
convention was held in Kansas City, Missouri.
Richard Dawson was born.
Dick Smothers was born.
Biden, Vice-President of the United States, was
1942 Singer Norman Greenbaum was
United States forces landed on the island of
1945 The Nuremberg War Crimes
Guitarist Duane Allman was born.
1947 Princess Elizabeth of Great Britain married Philip
1947 Meet the Press
made its television debut on NBC.
1947 Musician Joe Walsh was
Scott Crossfield became the first person to break
Actress Bo Derek was born.
The European Free Trade Association was
1959 Discoverer VIII was launched into
polar orbit from Vandenberg Air Force Base,
1959 The United Nations adopted
the Universal Declaration of Children's
The Basilica of the National Shrine of
the Immaculate Conception was dedicated.
Island was seized by militant Native Americans.
1970 The United
Nations General Assembly voted to accept the
membership og the Chinese People's Republic.
1974 The United
States filed an antitrust lawsuit against
General Francisco Franco died.
1977 Anwar Sadat became the first
Egyptian President to address the Israeli
1979 The first
artificial blood transfusion in the United States
was performed at the University of Minnesota
1984 SETI was
Windows 1.0 was released.
director Robert Altman died.
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