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The Battle of Brandywine was fought.
1789 Alexander Hamilton was appointed the first U.S. Secretary
of the Treasury.
An American fleet scored a decisive victory over
the British in the Battle of Lake Champlain.
Jenny Lind gave her first U.S. concert.
Sylvester Graham, advocate of vegetarianism and inventor
of Graham crackers, died.
A 120-member Arkansas immigrant party was
slaughtered by Mormon settlers in southern Utah
(known as the Mountain Meadows Massacre).
William Sydney Porter, short-story writer who
used the pseudonym O. Henry, was born.
Scientist James H. Jeans was born.
James Cutler patented the postal mail chute.
Novelist D.H. Lawrence was born.
The Jewish Colonization Association was
established by Baron Maurice de Hirsch.
1893 The first
conference of the World Parliament of Religions
1903 The first
auto race at The Milwaukee Mile in West Allis,
Wisconsin, was held.
1910 The first
commercially successful electric bus line opened
in Hollywood, California.
coach Bear Bryant was born.
Ferdinand Marcos, President of the Philippines, was
U.S. Marines invaded Honduras.
The British mandate of Palestine was created.
1922 The New York Yankees played
their last home game at the Polo Grounds.
Actress Betsy Drake was born.
Football coach Tom Landry was born.
Actor Earl Holliman was born.
Cosmonaut Gherman Titov was born.
Boulder (now Hoover)
Dam was dedicated.
Movie director Brian De Palma was born.
Construction of the Pentagon began.
Actress-dancer Lola Falana was born.
Rock musician Mickey Hart was born.
Singer-musician Leo Kottke was born.
The comic strip "Beetle Bailey"
1950 South African Prime
Minister Jan Smuts died.
Rock musician Tommy Shaw was born.
1953 Sports reporter Lesley
Visser was born.
The Miss America pageant was televised for the
1954 Actor Reed Birney was born.
Singer-songwriter Diane Warren was born.
Musician Jon Moss was born.
1957 U.S. Supreme Court Justice
and Mrs. Elizabeth Seay DeMeritte were married in
Actor Scott Patterson was born.
1958 Rock musician Mick Talbot
1958 Actress Roxann Dawson was
Actress Virginia Madsen was born.
Ringo Starr replaced Pete Best as drummer for The
1962 Actress Kristy McNichol was born.
Business reporter Maria Bartiromo was born.
1967 Entertainer Harry Connick,
Jr., was born.
1967 "The Carol Burnett Show"
premiered on CBS.
Rock musician Bart Van Der Zeeluw was born.
The Ford Pinto was introduced.
Rock musician Jeremy Popoff was born.
Nikita Khrushchev, Premier of the Soviet Union, died.
Chilean President Salvador Allende was overthrown
and killed in a military coup.
Singer Brad Fischetti was born.
Rock musician Jon Buckland was born.
1977 Rapper Ludacris was born.
Actor Ryan Slattery was born.
Actor Tyler Hoechlin was born.
Actor Lorne Greene died.
Actress Jessica Tandy died.
Scotland voted to create its own Parliament after
290 years of union with England.
Nearly 3,000 people died when two hijacked
airliners crashed into New York's World Trade
Center, another smashed into the Pentagon, and a
fourth crashed in western Pennsylvania.
Actress Kim Hunter died.
2002 Football hall-of-famer
Johnny Unitas died.
Actor John Ritter died.
Film and television producer Larry Gelbart died.
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