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Pope Urban VI died.
Pope Gregory XIV died.
1608 Scientist Evangelista
Torricelli was born.
J.F. Pilātre de Rozier became the first person
to make an ascent in a captive balloon.
1815 Napoleon Bonaparte began his life of exile on the island
of St. Helena.
1817 Tadeusz Kosciuszko, general in
both the American and Polish revolutions, died.
Poet Helen Hunt Jackson was born.
Philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche was born.
1858 The last debate between
Illinois senatorial contenders Abraham Lincoln
and Stephen Douglas took place.
11-year-old Grace Bedell wrote to
presidential candidate Abraham Lincoln suggesting
that he would look better with a beard.
1874 Abraham Lincoln's Tomb was
1878 The Edison
Electric Light Company was incorporated.
1881 Author P.G.
Wodehouse was born.
Moshe Sharett, the first Foreign
Minister of Israel, was born.
Congressman Carl D. Perkins was born.
The American Society of Composers, Authors
& Publishers (ASCAP) was founded.
1914 The Clayton Antitrust Act became
1914 Mohammed Zahir Shah, King of Afghanistan, was born.
Yitzhak Shamir, two-time Prime Minister of
Israel, was born.
Parisian dancer Mata Hari was executed for
espionage by the French government after being
convicted of passing military secrets to Germany.
1917 Historian Arthur M.
Schlesinger, Jr., was born.
Mario Puzo was born.
President Calvin Coolidge declared the Statue of Liberty a national
1924 Businessman Lee Iacocca was
Linda Lavin was born.
1939 New York
City's LaGuardia Airport opened.
Great Dictator, a satiric social commentary
film by and starring Charlie Chaplin, was released.
Penny Marshall was born.
Richard Carpenter was born.
1946 Gestapo founder Hermann
Goering committed suicide.
Chris de Burgh was born.
Love Lucy" debuted on CBS-TV.
Tito Jackson was born.
Allis-Chalmers demonstrated a fuel-cell tractor.
1959 Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of
York, was born.
1959 Chef Emeril Lagasse was
Cole Porter died.
1966 The Department of
created by act of Congress.
1966 The Black Panther
Party was created by Huey P. Newton and Bobby
boss" Carlo Gambino died.
1997 The Cassini
probe was launched on a mission to study Saturn.
launched Shenzhou 5, its first manned
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