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Anders Celsius1701 Astronomer Anders Celsius was born.

Robert Livingston1746 Robert R. Livingston, delegate to the Continental Congress and negotiator of the Louisiana Purchase, was born.

Oliver Ellsworth1807 Oliver Ellsworth, 2nd Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, died.

1826 John Walker invented the friction match.

1874 Historian Charles A. Beard was born.

1895 Playwright Alexandre Dumas fils died.

1901 The U.S. Army War College was established.

1909 Poet James Agee was born.

1910 New York City's Penn Station opened as the world's largest railway terminal.

1917 "Buffalo Bob" Smith, of Howdy Doody fame, was born.

Alexander Dubcek1921 Alexander Dubcek, First Secretary of the Czechoslovak Communist Party, was born.

1924 The first Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade was held.

1932 Philippine opposition leader Benigno Aquino was born.

1934 Bank robber "Baby Face" Nelson was killed in a shoot-out with the FBI.

1940 Actor Bruce Lee was born.

1941 Singer Eddie Rabbitt was born.

1942 Guitarist Jimi Hendrix was born.

Eugene O'Neill1953 Playwright Eugene O'Neill died.

1955 Bill Nye, "the Science Guy," was born.

1957 Caroline Kennedy, daughter of President John F. Kennedy, was born.

1960 Gordie Howe became the first NHL player to score 1,000 points.

1965 France launched its first satellite.

1970 Pope Paul VI was wounded in the chest during a visit to Philippines by a dagger-wielding Bolivian painter disguised as a priest.

1971 Soviet Mars 2 became the first spacecraft to crash land on Mars.

1978 San Francisco Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk were shot to death by former policeman Dan White.

1988 Actor John Carradine died.

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