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Author John Bunyan was born.
The Royal Society formed in London.
Poet William Blake was born.
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
Friedrich Wilhelm Augustus von
Steuben, Prussian officer who helped train
the Continental Army, died.
Friedrich Engels was born.
declared its independence from Spain.
John Wesley Hyatt, inventor of
celluloid, was born.
1853 Olympia was
created as the capital of Washington Territory.
Alfonxo XII of Spain was born.
Author Washington Irving died.
Confederate Congress officially admited Missouri
to the Confederacy.
Biographer Stefan Zweig was born.
Arthur Griffith formed Sinn Fein in
1907 Louis B.
Mayer opened his first movie theater, in
Anthropologist Claude LÚvi-Strauss was born.
Albania gained its independence from the
Kaiser Wilhelm II of Prussia and
1918 Bucovina voted for the
union with the Kingdom of Romania.
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
"Grand Ole Opry" premiered as
"WSM Barn Dance" on WSM radio,
Admiral Richard E. Byrd commanded the
first ever flight to the South Pole.
1929 Berry Gordy, founder of
Motown Records, was born.
Hope Lange was born.
James Naismith, inventor of
President Franklin. British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill, and Soviet Premier Joseph
Stalin met at Tehran.
1943 Musician Randy Newman was
1952 Actress S.
Epatha Merkerson was born.
1959 Actor Judd
Nelson was born.
gained independence from France.
Jon Stewart was born.
1962 Queen Wilhelmina of the
Republic of Burundi was proclaimed.
1967 The first
pulsating radio source (pulsar) was detected by
postgraduate Jocelyn Burnell and her supervisor
Grantley H. Adams, former
Premier of Barbados and Prime Minister of the
West Indies Federation, died.
Democratic Republic of East-Timor was proclaimed.
1975 "As the World
Turns" and "The Edge of Night,"
the final two American soap operas that had
resisted going to pre-taped broadcasts, aired
their last live episodes.
Rosalind Russell died.
personality Garry Moore died.
killer Jeffrey Dahmer was killed in prison.
1994 Activist Jerry Rubin died.
Leslie Nielsen died.
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