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1628 Author John Bunyan was born.
1660 The Royal Society formed in London, England.
1757 Poet William Blake was born.
1775 The Second Continental Congress formally established the U. S. Navy.
1785 The Treaty of Hopewell was signed between the Confederation Congress of the United States of America and the Cherokee people.
1794 Friedrich Wilhelm Augustus von Steuben, Prussian officer who helped train the Continental Army, died.
1820 Philosopher Friedrich Engels was born.
1821 Panama declared its independence from Spain.
1837 John Wesley Hyatt, inventor of celluloid, was born.
1853 Olympia was created as the capital of Washington Territory.
1857 King Alfonxo XII of Spain was born.
1859 Author Washington Irving died.
1861 The Confederate Congress officially admited Missouri to the Confederacy.
1881 Biographer Stefan Zweig was born.
1895 J. Frank Duryea won the first automobile race in America, covering a 54-mile round-trip route between Chicago and Waukegan, Illinois, in seven hours.
1905 Arthur Griffith formed Sinn Fein in Dublin.
1907 Louis B. Mayer opened his first movie theater in Haverhill, Massachusetts.
1908 Anthropologist Claude LÚvi-Strauss was born.
1912 Albania gained its independence from the Ottoman Empire.
Kaiser Wilhelm II of Prussia and Germany
1919 Nancy Langhorne Shaw Astor became the second woman to be elected to the British House of Commons, and the first to actually sit in that body.
1925 "Grand Ole Opry" premiered as "WSM Barn Dance" on WSM radio, Nashville, Tennessee.
1929 Admiral Richard E. Byrd commanded the first ever
flight to the South Pole.
1931 Actress Hope Lange was born.
1939 James Naismith, inventor of basketball, died.
1943 U.S. President
Franklin Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston
Churchill, and Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin met at
1952 Actress S. Epatha Merkerson was born.
1959 Actor Judd Nelson was born.
1960 Mauritania gained independence from France.
1962 Comedian Jon
Stewart was born.
1966 The Republic of Burundi was proclaimed.
1967 The first pulsating radio source (pulsar) was detected by postgraduate Jocelyn Burnell and her supervisor Antony Hewish.
1971 Grantley H. Adams, former Premier of Barbados and Prime Minister of the West Indies Federation, died.
1975 The Democratic
Republic of East-Timor was proclaimed.
1976 Actress Rosalind Russell died.
1979 An Air New Zealand DC-10 crashed into Mount Erebus in Antarctica, killing 257 persons.
1987 A South African Airways Boeing 747 crashed into the Indian Ocean, killing 159 persons.
personality Garry Moore died.
1994 Serial killer
Jeffrey Dahmer was killed in prison.
1997 The last new episode of "Beavis and Butt-head"aired on MTV.
2010 Actor Leslie Nielsen died.
2012 Two car bombs killed 54 persons and injured another 120 in Damascus, Syria.
2016 An airplane
carrying the Brazilian Chapecoense football team crashed
near Medellin, Colombia, killing 71 players and
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