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1601 Astronomer Tycho Brahe died.
1632 Anton van Leeuwenhoek, microscopist and naturalist, was born.
1648 The Treaty of Westphalia was signed.
1748 British Admiral Cuthbert Collingwood was born.
1830 Belva Ann Lockwood, the first woman to be admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, was born.
1852 Daniel Webster, U.S. Representative, Senator, and Secretary of State, died.
1857 The world's first soccer club, Sheffield F C, was founded.
first transcontinental telegram was sent.
1882 Robert Koch discovered the germ that causes tuberculosis.
1891 Dominican Republic dictator Rafael Trujillo was born.
1901 Anna Taylor became the first woman to go over Niagara Falls.
1922 The Irish Parliament adopted a constitution for an Irish Free State.
1926 American artist Charles M. Russell died.
1929 The U.S. stock market crashed.
1939 The Nazi Party implemented a
rule requiring all Jews to wear a Star of David.
1940 The 40-hour work week went into effect.
1945 The United Nations charter went into effect.
1946 A camera on board the V-2 No. 13 rocket took the first photograph of earth from outer space.
1948 Bernard M. Baruch introduced the term "Cold War."
1950 United Nations forces succeeded in driving North Korean forces back to the Yalu River, the border between North and South Korea.
1956 Margaret Towner became the first woman to be ordained into the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America.
1957 Actor/singer Bing Crosby and actress Kathy Grant were married in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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