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Francis of Assisi was afflicted with stigmata.
Michelangelo began work on his statue of David.
King Philip II of
Inventor Oliver Evans was born.
British General James Wolfe was killed at the
Battle of Quebec.
New York City became the first official capital
of the United States.
King Louis XVI of France accepted a constitution.
French Admiral François Joseph Paul, Comte De
Grasse was born.
Civil War General John Sedgwick was born.
The bombardment of Fort McHenry began.
The SS Savannah arrived at
St. Petersburg, Russia.
U.S. Army General Ambrose Burnside was born.
Tom McCoy became the first prize fight fatality
in the United States.
Doctor and medical researcher Walter Reed was
Chocolate company founder Milton Hershey was
U.S. General John Joseph Pershing was born.
The Union frigate Colorado sank
the privateer Judah off Pensacola,
Florida, in the first naval battle of the Civil
Composer Arnold Schönberg was born.
Author Sherwood Anderson was born.
Lewis Latimer patented an electric lamp
with a carbon filament.
Goodwin patented celluloid photographic film.
Claudette Colbert was born.
1906 Alberto Santos-Dumont made the first heavier-than-air flight
Romanian aviator Aurel Vlaicu was killed while
trying to become the first person to fly an
airplane over the Carpathian Mountains.
Roald Dahl was born.
1925 Singer Mel
Tormé was born.
Barbara Bain was born.
producer Fred Silverman was born.
Jacqueline Bisset was born.
1944 Singer Peter Cetera was
Nell Carter was born.
introduced the first computer disk storage unit,
the RAMAC 305.
Luna 2, launched by the Soviet Union, became
the first man-made object to impact the Moon.
Michael Johnson, Olympic and professional sprinter, was
Film director Tyler Perry was born.
The Japan World
Exposition (EXPO 70)
1970 Gary Muhrcke won the
first ever New York City Marathon, with a time of
A group of men known as the "White House
Plumbers" burglarized a psychiatrist's
office to find files on Daniel Ellsberg,
beginning what became known as the Watergate Affair.
"The Rockford Files" premiered on
"Soap" became the first television
series to air a viewer discretion warning.
Actor Ben Savage was born.
Rapper Tupac Shakur died.
George C. Wallace, four-time Governor of Alabama and
three-time candidate for President, died.
The Denver Broncos retired John Elway's #7
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