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1523 Pope Adrian
VI was born.
University namesake John Harvard died.
Astronomer Giovanni Domenico Cassini died.
1716 The first
lighthouse in the American colonies was lit, in
1728 Matthew Boulton, factory
operator and innovator, was born.
Britain and its colonies officially adopted the
Scientist Alexander von Humboldt was born.
1807 Aaron Burr was acquitted of a
misdemeanor treason charge.
Russians burned Moscow as Napoleon
Bonaparte advanced on the city.
Francis Scott Key wrote the words to the Star-Spangled
Banner after having witnessed the
British bombardment of Fort McHenry.
1836 Aaron Burr,
3rd Vice-President of the United States, died.
U.S. forces led by General Winfield Scott marched into and occupied Mexico City.
Physiologist Ivan Pavlov was born.
1851 Novelist James
Fenimore Cooper died.
Duke of Wellington,
1867 Illustrator Charles Dana Gibson was born.
Tom Morris scored the first recorded
hole-in-one, at Prestwick's 8th hole.
Margaret Sanger, founder of the Planned Parenthood
Federation, was born.
George K. Anderson patented the typewriter
William McKinley, 25th President of the United States,
died; he had been shot by an assassin on
Actor Clayton Moore was born.
Dancer Isadora Duncan died.
Actor Walter Koenig was born.
Igor Sikorsky made the first successful flight of a
The U.S. Congress passed the first peace-time
Joey Heatherton was born.
1948 Ground was
formally broken for the United Nations
headquarters in New York City.
1958 The New
York Yankees clinched their ninth
pennant in 10 years under Manager Casy Stengel.
The Soviet-launched Lunik II hit the Moon and
became the first man-made object rocketed from
one cosmic body to another.
Freedomland U.S.A., billed as
the world's largest amusement park, opened.
"60 Minutes" premiered on CBS-TV.
Mother Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton was canonized
as the first U.S.-born saint by Pope Paul VI.
Kelly, Princess of Monaco, was killed in an
1982 Princess Grace of Monaco died of
injuries suffered in an automobile accident.
Midler and Dan Akroyd hosted the first ever MTV
Patrick Swayze died.
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