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1356 Edward, the Black Prince, won the Battle of Poitiers.

Bacon's Rebellion1676 Nathaniel Bacon burned Jamestown, Virginia, to the ground.

1777 The Battle of Saratoga began.

Montgolfier Brothers1783 The Montgolfier Brothers launched a hot-air balloon carrying a duck, a cock, and a sheep.

Whiskey Rebellion1794 President George Washington personally led the federal militia force assembled to end the Whiskey Rebellion.

George Washington's Administration1796 President George Washington published his farewell address.

1802 Hungarian patriot Lajos Kossuth was born.

Robert Ross1814 British General Robert Ross was killed in action.

1838 Ephraim Morris patented a railroad brake.

1849 The first commercial laundry was established, in Oakland, California.

1863 The Battle of Chickamauga began.

1867 Illustrator and water-colorist Arthur Rackham was born.

1876 Melville Bissell patented the carpet sweeper.

James Abram Garfield1881 James Abram Garfield, 20th President of the United States, died from an infection brought about by an assassin's bullet fired several weeks earlier.

1893 New Zealand became the first country to grant all women the right to vote.

Lewis Franklin Powell Jr.1907 Lewis Franklin Powell, Jr., Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, was born.

1928 Mickey Mouse made his screen debut, in Steamboat Willie, at the Colony Theater in New York City.
1928 Actor Adam West was born.

1932 Columnist Mike Royko was born.

1934 Bruno Haptmann was arrested for kidnapping and killing the infant son of Charles Lindbergh.
1934 Brian Epstein, manager of The Beatles, was born.

1940 Singer Bill Medley was born.
1940 Singer/songwriter Paul Williams was born.

1941 Singer Mama Cass was born.

1945 Actor Randolph Mantooth was born.

1948 Actor Jeremy Irons was born.

1951 "Search for Tomorrow" debuted on CBS-TV.

1964 Singer Trisha Yearwood was born.

1968 Singer Red Foley died.

1973 Musician Gram Parsons died.

1974 Comedian Jimmy Fallon was born.

1976 Actress Alison Sweeney was born.

1989 "Doogie Howser, M.D." debuted on ABC-TV.

1995 Popcorn pioneer Orville Redenbacher died.

2004 Singer Skeeter Davis died.

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