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Richard Hakluyt1616 Geographer Richard Hakluyt died.

Franklin Pierce1804 Franklin Pierce, 14th President of the United States, was born.

Zebulon Pike1806 Zebulon Pike sighted the Colorado peak that now bears his name.

Elbridge Gerry1814 Elbridge Gerry, Vice-President of the United States, died.

1835 Henry Burden patented a horseshoe manufacturing machine.

1859 William H. Bonney, a.k.a. "Billy the Kid," was born.

1862 Novelist Gilbert Parker was born.

1863 The Battle of Missionary Ridge began.

1868 Louis Ducos du Hauron patented a trichrome color photo process.

1876 Columbia, Harvard, and Princeton formed the Intercollegiate Football Association.

Boris Karloff1887 Actor Boris Karloff was born.

1888 Comic actor Harpo Marx was born.

1897 Ransom Eli Olds was issued a U.S. patent for his "horseless carriage."
Andrew J. Beard invented the "jerry coupler," a device to connect railroad cars.
1897 The pencil sharpener was patented by J.L. Love.

Walter Reed1902 Doctor and medical researcher Walter Reed died.

1911 Restaurant chain founder Matthew Perkins was born.

Owen Garriott1930 Astronaut Owen Garriott was born.

1936 The first issue of Life was published.

Jagadish Chandra Bose1937 Scientist-inventor Jagadish Chandra Bose died.

SPARs1942 The Coast Guard Women's Reserve (SPARS) was authorized.

1945 Actor Steve Landesberg was born.

1954 Musician Bruce Hornsby was born.

1956 Comedian Steve Harvey was born.

1957 Cecile Dionne, one of the Dionne Quintuplets, married Philippe Langlois in Corbeil, Canada.

1960 The Hollywood Walk of Fame was dedicated.

1963 "Doctor Who" debuted on BBC-TV.

1964 The Beatles released "I Feel Fine" and "She's a Woman."

1967 Pakistan's Mangla Dam was officially opened.

Luna1970 The Soviet-built Luna 17 deployed the first-ever lunar rover, Lunokhod 1.

1979 Pink Floyd's The Wall was released.

1990 Author Roald Dahl died.

1992 Actress Miley Cyrus was born.
1992 Country musician Roy Acuff died.

Concorde2003 The Concorde made its last commercial flight.

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