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Independence Day (Swaziland)

Ferdinand Magellan1522 A ship previously commanded by Ferdinand Magellan completed the first sea voyage around the world.

1620 The Mayflower sailed from Plymouth, England, bound for the "New World."

Massachusetts Bay Colony1628 The Massachusetts Bay Colony was established.

1666 The Great Fire of London was finally extinguished, after four days.

1716 The first lighthouse in North America was built in Boston, Massachusetts.

Marquis de Lafayette1757 French statesman Marquis de Lafayette was born.

John Dalton1766 Chemist John Dalton was born.

David Bushnell's Turtle1776 David Bushnell's "Turtle" undertook the world's first submarine operation.

Jose de San Martin1814 José de San Martín became Governor of Cuyo Province.

Thomas Blanchard1819 Thomas Blanchard patented the lathe.
1819 Union Army General William S. Rosencrans was born.

1839 The Cherokee Nation was formed.

1858 Japanese landscape painter Ando Hiroshigi died.

Jane Addams1860 Jane Addams, founder of the Settlement House Movement in the United States, was born.

1869 The first westbound train arrived in San Francisco.
1869 A mine fire at Avondale, Pennsylvania, killed 110 persons.

Bulgaria1885 The Unification of Bulgaria was completed.

Queen Victoria1886 Queen Victoria established the Distinguished Service Order award.

1888 Businessman Joseph P. Kennedy was born.

Edward Victor Appleton1892 Physicist Edward Appleton was born.

1899 Carnation produced its very first can of evaporated milk.

Assassination of President McKinley1901 U.S. President William McKinley was shot while attending the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York.

1914 The Battle of the Marne began.

1916 Clarence Saunders opened his first Piggly Wiggly store in Memphis, Tennessee.

1920 Jack Dempsey KO'd Billy Miske to win the heavyweight boxing title; it was the first prize fight ever broadcast by radio.

Benito Mussolini1924 An assassination attempt on Italian dictator Benito Mussolini failed.

1928 The Soviet Union signed the Kellogg-Briand Pact.

1930 Argentine President Hipólito Yrigoyen was deposed by a military coup.

1937 Comedian Jo Anne Worley was born.

1939 Germany launched its first air attack on Great Britain.
1939 Country musician David Allan Coe was born.

1940 Crown Prince Michael succeeded Carol II as King of Romania.

1941 Germany ordered all Jews over the age of 6 to wear stars.

1943 The "Congressional Limited" train derailed near Frankfort, Pennsylvania, killing 79 persons.

1944 Actress Swoosie Kurtz was born.

1946 The All-American Football Conference played its first game; Cleveland defeated Miami 44-0.

1947 Actress Jane Curtin was born.

Juliana1948 Juliana was crowned Queen of the Netherlands.

1952 Actress Gertrude Lawrence died.

Roy Campanella1953 Roy Campanella hit his 38th home run, setting a record for catchers.
1953 Actress Anne Lockhart was born.

1954 The New York Yankees used a record 10 pinch hitters.

1958 Comedian Jeff Foxworthy was born.

1964 Actress Rosie Perez was born.

1965 India invaded West Pakistan.

Margaret Sanger1966 Margaret Sanger, founder of the Planned Parenthood Federation, died.

1967 Singer Macy Gray was born.

Swaziland1968 Swaziland became independent of Great Britain.

1972 Actor Dylan Bruno was born.

1975 A magnitude 6.8 earthquake killed over 2,000 persons in Lice, Turkey.
1975 Czech tennis player Martina Navratilova asked for U.S. politcal asylum while playing in the U.S. Open in New York City, New York.

1982 Polish dissidents seized the Polish embassy in Bern, Switzerland.
The Pittsburgh Pirates retired Willie Stargell's #8.

1985 The film Amadeus premiered in Los Angeles, California.
Musician Ernest Tubb died.

1985 A Midwest Express Airlines Douglas DC-9 crashed justafter taking off from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, killing 31 persons.

1986 An attack on a synagogue in Istanbul, Turkey, killed 23 persons.
300 invitees paid $5,000 each to hear a benefit concert by Barbra Streisand.

1987 Conjoined twins Benjamin and Patrick Binder were separated at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

1989 The Amateur Athletic Federation stripped Ben Johnson of all his track records.

1990 Guitarist Tom Fogerty died.

1991 The city of Leningrad, Russia, was formally renamed St. Petersburg.
1991 The U.S.S.R. recognized the independence of Latvia, Estonia, and Lithuania.

2007 Operatic tenor Luciano Pavarotti died.

2012 A fishing boatcapsized off the coast of Turkey, killing 61 illegal immigrants.

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