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1159 Pope Adrian IV died.
1267 Rabbi Moses Ben Nachman established a Jewish community in Jerusalem.
1557 Explorer Jacques Cartier died.
1715 King Louis XIV of France died.
1752 The Liberty Bell arrived in Philadelphia.
1795 Newspaper publisher James Gordon Bennett was born.
1799 The Bank of Manhattan Company (now Chase Manhattan) opened in New York City.
1807 Aaron Burr was acquitted of charges of plotting to set up an empire.
1838 American explorer William Clark died.
1854 Composer Engelbert Humperdinck was born.
1859 The first Pullman
Sleeping Car went into service.
1864 The Battle of Petersburg was fought.
1875 Novelist Edgar Rice Burroughs was born.
1878 Emma Nutt became the first female operator to report for work, in Boston.
1890 Boston and Pittsburgh played the first baseball tripleheader.
1897 Boston became the first city in North America to have an underground rapid transit system.
1905 The Canadian provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan were established.
1914 The last passenger pigeon died in the Cincinnati Zoo.
1922 Actress Yvonne De Carlo was born.
1924 Boxer Rocky Marciano was born.
1931 Singer Boxcar Willie was born.
1933 Singer Conway Twitty was born.
1935 Conductor Seiji Ozawa was born.
Germany invaded Poland.
1940 Nurse and social reformer Lillian D. Wald died.
1941 Germany instituted a law requiring Jews to wear a yellow Star of David.
1946 Musician Barry Gibb was born.
1948 The World Health Organization was established.
1955 Billy Blanks, inventor of Taebo, was born.
The remains of Benito Mussolini were re-interred in a
family crypt in Predappio, Italy.
1961 The Soviet Union
exploded an atomic bomb in the air over Siberia, ending a
1972 Bobby Fischer defeated Boris Spassky for the world chess championship.
1975 The last new episode of "Gunsmoke" aired.
1977 Singer Ethel Waters died.
1995 The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame opened in Cleveland, Ohio.
2008 Singer Jerry Reed died.
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