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Myles Standish, military
commander of the Plymouth Colony, died.
Historian George Bancroft was born.
Physician William C. Gorgas was born.
Actress Eleonora Duse was born.
Elias Howe, inventor of the
sewing machine, died.
1899 J. S.
Thurman patented a motor-driven vacuum cleaner.
1904 Mary McLeod
Bethune opened the Daytona Normal and Industrial
Lucy Hobbs Taylor, the first
fully licensed woman dentist in the United
James Herriot was born.
American Pro Football Association (now the NFL)
played its first games.
1925 Author Gore
Vidal was born.
1929 The Kingdom
of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes changed its name to
1932 Iraq gained
full independence from the United Kingdom.
Astronaut Charles Duke was born.
Eddie Cochran was born.
Rock and roll singer Ernest Evans, aka Chubby Checker, was born.
Germany tested its V-2 rocket for the first time.
Great Britain tested its first atomic bomb.
researcher Florence Rena Sabin died.
Minister Al Sharpton was born.
1954 Musician Stevie Ray Vaughan
"The Mickey Mouse Club" premiered on
Kangaroo" premiered on CBS-TV.
Comedian Greg Proops was born.
The "Dick Van Dyke Show" premiered on
Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee was born.
Gambia attained internal self-government.
An X-15 rocket aircraft set a winged-craft
record with a speed of 4,534 mph.
1967 U.S. President Lyndon
Johnson signed legislation establishing a
National Center for Deaf-Blind Youth and Adults.
Folk singer-songwriter Woody Guthrie died.
1969 Singer Gwen
Stefani was born.
Guy Mollet, Prime Minister of France, died.
The Space Shuttle Atlantis was launched
on its maiden mission.
1990 East and West
Germany were re-unified into the Federated Republic of Germany.
O.J. Simpson was found "not guilty" of
murdering Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald
Actor Roddy McDowall died.
A white tiger attacked Roy Horn of the
illusionist duo Siegfried & Roy during a
performance in Las Vegas.
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