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Pope Clement II died.
The Korean alphabet was first published.
Roger Williams was banished from Massachusetts Bay
The Collegiate School of Connecticut (now Yale University)
King Charles X of France was born.
1776 The mission at San Francisco was formally dedicated.
Casimir Pulaski, a Polish
cavalry officer aiding the American fight for
independence, was mortally wounded at Savannah.
Benjamin Banneker, astronomer, surveyor and almanac
Composer Giuseppe Verdi was born.
Composer Camille Saint-SaŽns was born.
The U.S. Naval Institute was established.
1839 Rear Admiral Winfield Scott Schley was born.
1855 Isaac Singer patented a sewing
1855 Joshua Stoddard patented
U.S. General Leonard Wood was born.
The Battle of Brady Station, Virginia, was
1863 Journalist Edward W. Bok was born.
The first underground pipeline for
carrying oil in the United States was laid in
1870 Rome was
incorporated into Italy by royal decree.
Montgomery started his mail-order business.
Charles Walgreen was born.
1874 The World
Postal Union was formed in Bern, Switzerland.
The first two-way telephone conversation over
outdoor wires took place.
The American Humane Association was organized in
1888 The public was
first admitted to the Washington Monument.
Evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson was born.
Joseph Glidden, the inventor of
barbed wire, died.
1909 Ty Cobb
stole home during a World Series game.
Woodrow Wilson became the first
U.S. President to attend a World Series game.
figure E. Howard Hunt was born.
Actor Fyvush Finkel was born.
The National Broadcasting Corporation was formed.
The New York Yankees became the first team ever
to sweep consecutive World Series.
Laura Ingalls became the first woman to fly
across the United States as she completed a
nine-stop journey from Roosevelt Field, New York,
to Glendale, California.
1934 King Alexander of Yugoslavia and
Louis Barthou, Foreign Minister of France, were
assassinated in Marseilles, France.
Hoover Dam began transmitting electricity to the
city of Los Angeles for the first time.
Singer-musician John Lennon was born.
U.S. Senator Trent Lott was born.
Bassist John Entwistle was born.
Singer Jeannie C. Riley was born.
The Eugene O'Neill drama The Iceman Cometh
opened at the Martin Beck Theater in New York.
Rock singer Jackson Browne was born.
Actor Gary Frank was born.
Actor Richard Chaves was born.
1951 Actor Robert Wuhl was born.
Sharon Osbourne, actress-television personality,
Actor Tony Shalhoub was born.
Actor Scott Bakula was born.
1954 Musician James Fearnley was
1954 Actor John O'Hurley ws
Football player Mike Singletary was born.
Pope Pius XII died.
Actor Michael Pare was born.
Jazz musician Kenny Garrett was born.
Tanganyika became an independent member of the
1961 Rock musician Kurt Neumann was
Country singer Gary Bennett was born.
1964 Movie director Guillermo
del Toro was born.
Latin American revolutionary leader, was
Singer P.J. Harvey was born.
The Khmer Republic (Cambodia) declared its
1970 Golfer Annika SŲrenstam
Elvis and Priscilla Presley were divorced.
1973 Country singer Tommy Shane Steiner
1973 Actor Steve Burns was born.
Frankie Robinson became the first black manager
of a Major League team, the Cleveland Indians.
Singer Sean Lennon was born.
Actor Randy Spelling was born.
Actor Zachery Ty Bryan was born.
Princess Caroline of Monaco divorced
punishment was abolished in France.
Sullivan became the first American woman to walk
Park's "Strawberry Fields" was
Clare Boothe Luce, playwright, Congresswoman, and
Dennis Eckersley became the first Major
League pitcher to save all four games in a
Actor Tyler James Williams was born.
1995 Alexander Frederick
Minister of Great Britain, died.
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