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1522 A ship previously commanded by Ferdinand Magellan completed the first sea voyage around the world.
1628 The Massachusetts Bay Colony was established.
1716 The first lighthouse in the U.S. was built in Boston, Massachusetts.
1757 French statesman Marquis de Lafayette was born.
1766 Chemist John Dalton was born.
1776 David Bushnell's "Turtle" undertook the world's first submarine operation.
1814 José de San Martín became Governor of Cuyo Province.
Thomas Blanchard patented
1839 The Cherokee Nation was formed.
1858 Japanese landscape painter Ando Hiroshigi died.
1860 Jane Addams, founder of the Settlement House Movement in the United States, was born.
1869 The first westbound train arrived in San Francisco.
1885 The Unification of Bulgaria was completed.
1886 Queen Victoria established the Distinguished Service Order award.
1888 Businessman Joseph P. Kennedy was born.
1892 Physicist Edward Appleton was born.
1899 Carnation produced its very first can of evaporated milk.
1901 U.S. President William McKinley was shot while attending the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York.
1914 The Battle of the Marne began.
1920 Jack Dempsey KO'd Billy Miske to win the heavyweight boxing title; it was the first prize fight ever broadcast by radio.
1924 An assassination attempt on Italian dictator Benito Mussolini failed.
1928 The Soviet Union signed the Kellogg-Briand Pact.
Germany launched its first air attack on Great Britain.
1941 Germany ordered all Jews over the age of 6 to wear stars.
1944 Actress Swoozie Kurtz was born.
1946 The All-American Football Conference played its first game; Cleveland defeated Miami 44-0.
1947 Actress Jane Curtin was born.
1953 Roy Campanella hit his 38th home run, setting a record for catchers.
1958 Comedian Jeff Foxworthy was born.
1966 Margaret Sanger, founder of the Planned Parenthood Federation, died.
1967 Singer Macy Gray was born.
1968 Swaziland became independent of Great Britain.
1984 Musician Ernest Tubb died.
1990 Guitarist Tom Fogerty died.
1991 The city of Leningrad, Russia, was formally renamed St. Petersburg.
2007 Operatic tenor Luciano Pavarotti died.
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