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Halley discovered the comet that now bears his
François René de Chateaubriand was born.
Missionary Marcus Whitman was born.
Anton Bruckner was born.
1824 Poet Phoebe Cary was born.
1833 The New
York Sun hired 10-year-old Barney
Flaherty to sell its papers on the street, making
him the first newsboy in the United States.
Daniel H. Burnham was born.
Rogers Bowker, editor, author, and publisher, was
DuBose Gaillard, American army engineer, was
Antietam Campaign began.
Britain ended its policy of shipping prisoners to
New South Wales (Australia).
1885 The world's
first cafeteria opened in New York City.
chief Geronimo surrendered.
1888 George Eastman received a patent
for his box camera.
Potter published her first Peter Rabbit story.
personality Paul Harvey was born.
1923 The first
U.S. airship, the USS Shenandoah, made
its maiden flight.
1928 Actor Dick
York was born.
Mitzi Gaynor was born.
1940 CBS began
broadcasting television as station W2XAB.
1945 The United
States retook Wake Island from Japan.
1949 Golfer Tom
Watson was born.
1950 The first
500-mile NASCAR race was held at Darlington
Transcontinental television service began with a
telecast of a speech by President Harry Truman.
1956 The IBM
RAMAC 305, the first commercial computer to use
magnetic disk storage, was introduced.
1957 The Ford
Motor Company introduced the Edsel.
Damon Wayans was born.
1965 Albert Schweitzer, physician, musician, philosopher, and
Baseball player Mike Piazza was born.
U.S. swimmer Mark Spitz broke an Olympic record by winning his
7th gold medal.
U.S. Army General Creighton Williams
Abrams, Jr. died.
1980 Yes performed its
last concert, at Madison Square Garden.
Singer Beyonce Knowles was born.
Actress Irene Dunne died.
Country singer Dottie West died.
Actor Hervé Villechaize died.
The Cleveland Browns became the first team in the
NFL to score a 2-point conversion.
The last Ford Thunderbird rolled off the assembly
Kelly Clarkson became the first winner of American
"Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin died.
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