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1491 The siege of Granada, the last Moorish stronghold in Spain, began.
1542 An English army defeated a Scottish army at the Battle of Solway Moss.
1562 Playwright Lope de Vega was born.
1741 Elizabeth Petrovna seized the throne of Russia and became Empress Elizabeth.
1783 The British Army evacuated New York City.
1792 Farmer's Almanac was published for the first time.
1835 Industrialist Andrew Carnegie was born.
1844 Automobile inventor Karl Benz was born.
1846 Temperance advocate Carrie Nation was born.
1862 Composer Ethelbert Nevin was born.
1863 The Battle of Missionary Ridge (Tennessee) was fought.
1867 Alfred Nobel patented dynamite.
1874 The United States Greenback Party was established.
1876 United States Army troops sacked Chief Dull Knife's sleeping Cheyenne village at the headwaters of the Powder River.
1881 Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli, aka Pope John XXIII, was born.
1884 John B Meyenberg patented evaporated milk.
1885 King Alfonso XII of Spain died.
1903 Olympic track star William DeHart Hubbard was born.
1912 The American College of Surgeons was incorporated.
1914 Baseball player Joe DiMaggio was born.
1915 Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet was born.
1920 Actor Ricardo Montalban was born.
1926 Author Poul Anderson was born.
1940 Woody Woodpecker
debuted with the release of Walter Lantz's "Knock
1941 Singer Percy Sledge was born.
1944 Kenesaw Mountain Landis, the first commissioner of baseball, died.
1947 Actor John Larroquette was born.
1949 Dancer Bill Robinson died.
1951 Baseball player Bucky Dent was born.
1958 Inventor Charles F. Kettering died.
1960 Singer Amy Grant
1963 President John F. Kennedy's funeral was held in Washington, D.C.
1968 Actress Jill
Hennessy was born.
Cooper" jumped out of an airplane over Washington
with $200,000 in ransom money.
1973 Greek President
George Papadopoulos was ousted in a bloodless military
1974 U Thant, Secretary-General of the United Nations, died.
1976 Football player Donovan McNabb was born.
1981 Rollie Fingers became the first relief pitcher ever to win the American League MVP award.
1984 Band Aid, which was founded by Bob Geldof to help raise money to assist famine stricken Ethiopia, recorded the single "Do They Know It's Christmas."
1986 The Iran-Contra Affair was made public.
1998 Comedian Flip Wilson died.
2016 Cuban leader Fidel Castro died.
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