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A Muslim army led by Saladin captured Jerusalem.
Pope Urban IV died.
King Richard III of England was born.
King Henry VII of England invaded France.
John André, the British officer
who accepted Benedict Arnold's offer to surrender
West Point, was hanged as a spy.
1800 Nat Turner, leader of a slave revolt in Virginia,
The New York Anti-Slavery Society was organized.
German President Paul von Hindenburg was born.
J. Osterhoudt patented a tin can with key
Mohandas Gandhi, leader of the Indian independence
movement, was born.
Italy annexed Rome and the Papal States.
American statesman Cordell Hull was
Carl T. Hayden, longest-serving United States Senator
in history, was born.
The first Pan American conference began in
Comedian Groucho Marx was born.
Comedian Bud Abbott was born.
1907 Ángel Victor Paz
President of Bolivia, was born.
1909 Rear Admiral Winfield Scott Schley died.
1916 The San
Diego Zoo was founded.
U.S. President Woodrow Wilson suffered a
Spanky McFarland was born.
1936 The world's
first alcohol power plant was established in
Johnnie Cochran was born.
1942 The first
self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction was
demonstrated in Chicago.
1945 Singer Don
McLean was born.
1947 Yogi Berra
became the first to hit a home run as a pinch
hitter in the World Series.
1948 Actor Avery
Brooks was born.
1948 Fashion designer Donna
Karan was born.
1950 The comic
strip "Peanuts" debuted, as "Li'l
1950 Singer-musician Mike
Rutherford was born.
Sting was born.
"Alfred Hitchcock Presents" premiered
Guinea became the first French colony in
western Africa to gain its independence.
"Twilight Zone" premiered on CBS-TV.
"Ben Casey" premiered on NBC-TV.
Thurgood Marshall was sworn in as the first black
Justice of the Supreme Court.
A plane carrying members of the Wichita State
University football team crashed, killing 30.
1970 Actress Kelly Ripa was
Singer Tiffany was born.
Michael Myers became the first U.S. Congressman
to be expelled in more than 100 years.
Three cosmonauts returned to Earth after a record
237 days in orbit.
1984 Richard Miller became the
first FBI agent ever to be charged with
Actor Rock Hudson died.
Gene Autry, the first "singing cowboy,"
Comic Nipsey Russell died.
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