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1657 The first
autopsy and coroner's jury verdict was recorded
Fort Orange (now Albany, New York) surrendered to
declared war on Germany.
Horace Walpole was born.
Hall, Boston, opened to the public.
1755 John Marshall, Chief Justice of
the United States, was born.
The office of Attorney General was established by
act of Congress.
John Sevier, the first Governor
of Tennessee, died.
Political leader Mark Hanna was born.
Giffard, a French engineer, made the first
engine-powered dirigible/airship flight with
Vanderbilt completed the first ever
round-the-world voyage by yacht.
1869 The price
of gold plummeted.
Candy company founder Franklin Clarence Mars was born.
Dey patented the dial time recorder.
1896 Author F.
Scott Fitzgerald was born.
Ruhollah Khomeini, Iranian religious and revolutionary
leader, was born.
Billionaire Howard Hughes was born.
Sports broadcaster Jim McKay was born.
Astronaut John Young was born.
Muppet creator Jim Henson was born.
Physicist Hans Geiger died.
The Honda Motor Company was founded.
1948 Actor Phil Hartman was
The "Tonight Show" premiered on NBC-TV.
President Dwight D. Eisenhower ordered federal
troops to desegregate Little Rock, Arkansas,
The first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, USS Enterprise, was launched.
The U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ordered
James Meredith admitted to the University of
Minutes" premiered on CBS-TV.
Luna 16 became the first man-made object to
obtain a lunar soil sample and return it safely
Portuguese Guinea (now Guinea-Bissau) declared its independence from
"Love Boat" premiered on ABC-TV.
Theodor "Dr. Seuss" Geisel,
author of children's books, died.
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