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Republic Day (Turkey)
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1618 Sir Walter Raleigh was beheaded.
1740 Biographer James Boswell was born.
1814 The Demologos, the first ever steamship of war, was demonstrated by Robert Fulton in New York Harbor.
1863 International Committee of Red Cross was formed.
1885 U.S. General George B. McClellan died.
1891 Singer Fanny Brice was born.
1901 Leon Czolgosz, assassin of President William McKinley, was executed.
1911 Newspaper publisher Joseph Pulitzer died.
1921 Cartoonist Bill Mauldin was born.
1923 The Republic of Turkey was proclaimed.
1929 The United States stock market crashed.
1942 Bob Ross, host of "The Joy of Painting," was born.
Actor Richard Dreyfuss was born.
1948 Actress Kate Jackson was born.
1950 King Gustav V of Sweden died.
1957 Film producer Louis B. Mayer died.
1959 King Sisavang Vong of Laos died.
1964 The United Republic of Tanganyika and Zanzibar was renamed The United Republic of Tanzania.
1966 The National Organization of Women was founded.
1971 Guitarist Duane Allman died.
1975 The 'Yorkshire Ripper' killed his first victim, Wilma McCann.
1982 J.C. Hall, founder of Hallmark Cards, died.
1987 Band leader Woody Herman died.
1997 Church of Satan founder Anton LaVey died.
1999 Basketball player Wilt Chamberlain died.
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