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1493 Christopher Columbus set sail on his second voyage to
Pope Clement VII died.
1513 Vasco Núñez de
Balboa became the first
European to see the eastern shore of the Pacific
The first printing press in America began
Publick Occurrences, the first
newspaper in the American colonies, published its
first, and last, edition.
British General William Howe captured
1789 The U.S.
Congress proposed a Bill of Rights.
The 12th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution,
changing details of presidential elections, was
U.S. troops under General Zachary Taylor occupied Monterey, Mexico.
Howard University was created by the U.S.
Teams from Rochester and Providence played the
first ever baseball doubleheader.
1890 Yosemite National
Park was established.
Author William Faulkner was born.
Composer Dmitri Shostakovich was born.
1912 The Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism was
Baseball player Phil Rizzuto was born.
Wilson suffered a
Malcolm Campbell set a world auto speed record at
Henry Ford announced implementation of an 8-hour,
5-day work week.
1926 The National Hockey League
granted frabchises to the Chicago Black Hawks and
the Detroit Red Wings.
1926 Actor Aldo Ray was born.
Richard Outcault died.
1930 Poet Shel
Silverstein was born.
Ring Lardner died.
1934 Lou Gehring
played in his 1,500th consecutive baseball game.
1936 Joe Medwick
set a still-standing National League record with
his 64th career double.
Brooklyn Dodgers won their first pennant in 21
Michael Douglas was born.
1947 Sao Shwe Thaik was elected Provisional
President of the Union of Burma and Thaikin Nu
was elected Prime Minister.
1947 Model Cheryl Tiegs was born.
1949 Actor Anson
Williams was born.
1951 Actor Mark
Hamill was born.
Christopher Reeve was born.
1954 Francois Duvalier was elected President
The first transatlantic telephone cable went into
1956 Television personality
Jamie Hyneman was born.
U.S. troops insured safe passage for nine
black students at Little Rock Central High
1958 John Broadus Watson, founder of
behavioral psychology, died.
Minister Solomon W.R.D. Bandaranaike of Ceylon
was assassinated by a Buddhist monk.
1960 The first
nuclear powered aircraft carrier, USS Enterprise,
1960 Emily Post, etiquette expert and
Heather Locklear was born.
player Scottie Pippen was born.
1968 Actor Will
Smith was born.
Catherine Zeta-Jones was born.
Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black died.
player Red Faber died.
1979 The Montreal Star ceased
publication after 111 years.
1981 Sandra Day
O'Connor was sworn in as the first female Supreme
1983 King Leopold III of Belgium
Walter Pidgeon died.
Mary Astor died.
Carter, brother of former President Jimmy Carter,
Nazi Gestapo officer Klaus Barbie died.
Author George Plimpton died.
Actor Don Adams died.
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