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1676 Nathaniel Bacon, leader of a rebellion in colonial
William Penn accepted the area around the Delaware
River from the Duke of York.
The First Continental Congress adjourned in
The first essays of the Federalist Papers were published.
Pinckney's Treaty between Spain and the
U.S. was signed, establishing the southern
boundary of the U.S. and giving Americans the
right to send goods down the Mississippi River.
1795 The French Directory, a
five-man revolutionary government, was created.
Prussian General Helmuth von Moltke was born.
The United States annexed Western Florida.
The Erie Canal opened.
Cereal company founder C. W. Post was born.
Smith patented the rotary washing machine.
International Red Cross was organized in Geneva,
1863 The Football Association
formed in England, standardizing soccer and
formalizing the splitting with rugby.
1869 The first
American steeplechase horserace was run at
Westchester, New York.
"Gunflight at the O.K. Corral" was
Aviator Floyd Bennett was born.
1900 The first
section of the New York City subway system
1900 Ibrahim Abboud, military leader
of the Sudan, was born.
1901 The first
recorded use of a "getaway car" occured
after the hold-up of a shop in Paris.
American social reformer Elizabeth Cady Stanton died.
Purvis, FBI agent charged with capturing John
Dillinger, was born.
1905 The union
of Norway and Sweden ended.
Jackie Coogan was born.
1916 Margaret Sanger was arrested for
obscenity, by advocating birth control.
overrode President Woodrow Wilson's veto
of the Prohibition Enforcement Act.
engineer Charles Proteus Steinmetz died.
The P-51 Mustang made its maiden flight.
The Battle for Leyte Gulf ended with a decisive
1944 U.S. Congressman Emanuel
Cleaver was born.
Game show host Pat Sajak was born.
The British Military Occupation of Iraq ended.
1947 American politician Hillary
Clinton was born.
The U.S. minimum wage was increased from 40 to 75
cents and hour.
Mother Teresa founded the Missionaries of
Charity in Calcutta, India.
Hattie McDaniel, the first black to win an Academy
Walt Disney's first television program,
"Disneyland," premiered on ABC.
1955 The first
edition of Village Voice was published.
1961 Actor Dylan
McDermott was born.
Nikita Khrushchev sent a note to
John F. Kennedy offering to withdraw his missiles
from Cuba if the U.S. closed its bases in Turkey.
Bird, the first in the second series of Intelsat satellites, was
launched from Cape Kennedy.
Keith Urban was born.
1968 The first
European satellite, Esro 1, was launched
from Cape Kennedy.
1970 The comic
strip "Doonesbury" debuted.
1971 The United
Nations voted to give Taiwan's seat in the
General Assembly to China.
Igor Sikorsky, inventor of the first successful
Actor Seth MacFarlane was born.
1974 The Martin Van Buren
National Historic Site
Professional wrestler C.M. Punk was born.
South Korean President Park Chung Hee was
1995 Georgia Neese Clark
Gray, the first woman
Treasurer of the United States, died.
Britain's House of Lords voted to end the
right of hereditary peers to vote in Britain's
upper chamber of Parliament.
1999 Country musician Hoyt Axton
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