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1632 Philosopher Baruch Spinoza was born.
1642 Abel Janzoon Tasman discovered Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania).
1703 Justus Falckner was ordained as the first Lutheran pastor in America, in Philadelphia.
Missionary Father Junípero Serra was born.
1759 Mount Vesuvius erupted.
1784 Zachary Taylor, 12th President of the United States, was born.
1807 Mohawk leader Joseph Brant died.
1835 The Texas Provisional Government authorized formation of the Texas Rangers.
Charles Darwin published On the Origin of Species.
1863 The Battle of Lookout Mountain began.
1864 Painter Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec was born.
1868 Jazz musician Scott Joplin was born.
American Woman's Suffrage Association was organized in
1871 The National Rifle Association was organized in New York City.
1874 Joseph F. Glidden patented barbed wire.
1877 American politician Alben W. Barkley was born.
1884 Yitzhak Ben-Zvi, President of Israel, was born.
1888 Motivational author and speaker Dale Carnegie was born.
1896 The first U.S. absentee voting law was enacted by Vermont.
1897 The Canadian
Intercollegiate Rugby Football Union was organized.
1903 Clyde Coleman patented the automobile electric starter.
1913 Actor Geraldine Fitzgerald was born.
1916 Inventor Sir Hiram Stevens Maxim died.
1921 American politician John Lindsay was born.
1925 Columnist William F. Buckley was born.
1929 Georges Clemenceau, former Prime Minister of France, died.
1932 The FBI Scientific Crime Detection Laboratory officially opened.
1933 Actor René Enriquez was born.
1938 Murderer Charles Starkweather was born.
1941 Drummer Pete Best was born.
1944 U.S. bombers based on Saipan launched the first U.S. attack on Tokyo.
1946 Serial killer Ted Bundy was born.
House Un-American Activites Committee found the
"Hollywood 10" in contempt for refusing to
reveal whether they were communists.
1948 Ireland voted for independence from the United Kingdom.
1949 Britain nationalized its steel and iron industry.
1950 Communist China joined forces with North Korea against South Korea and the United Nations.
1957 Actress Denise Crosby was born.
1963 Lee Harvey Oswald, accused assassin of President John F. Kennedy, was shot and killed by nightclub owner Jack Ruby.
1971 Dan "DB" Cooper parachuted from a hijacked Northwest AL 727 with $200,000.
1974 U.S. President Gerald Ford and Soviet Premier Leonid Brezhnev signed the SALT-2-treaty.
1978 Actress Katherine Heigl was born.
1981 The first air-launched cruise missile was tested.
1989 The Communist Party resigned its authority in Czechoslovakia.
Carr, drummer for KISS, died.
2003 Baseball player Warren Spahn died.
2004 Novelist Arthur Hailey died.
2005 Actor Pat Morita died.
2016 Actress Florence Henderson died.
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