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Francis Drake returned to England after having led
the first English voyage around the world.
The city council of Amsterdam voted to
support William of Orange's invasion of England,
which became the Glorious Revolution.
1772 New Jersey
passed a bill requiring a license to practice
Prussia, and Austria signed the Holy Alliance.
American explorer and backwoodsman Daniel Boone died.
Clockmaker Daniel Burnap died.
King Christian X of Denmark was born.
1872 The first
Shriners Temple (called Mecca) was established in
New York City.
Social reformer Edith Abbott was born.
1878 Composer George Gershwin was born.
Emile Berliner patented the
1892 The Diamond
Match Company patented book matches.
Giovanni Mattista Enrico Antonio Maria Montini (Pope Paul VI) was born.
1907 New Zealand gained independence
from the United Kingdom.
1914 The Federal
Trade Commission was created.
1918 The Battle
of Meuse-Argonne began.
shortest double header ever was played; the
Yankees lost 6-1 in 72 minutes and lost again 6-2
in 55 minutes to the Browns.
1934 The liner Queen
Mary was launched.
Boston merchant and philanthropist Edward Albert
The musical West Side Story
opened on Broadway.
The USS Seawolf
"hosted" U.S. President Dwight
Eisenhower during a submerged trial off Newpoer,
S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike, Prime Minister of Ceylon,
The first of four televised debates between
Richard Nixon and John F. Kennedy was held in
Beverly Hillbillies premiered on CBS-TV.
Hawaii Five-0 premiered on CBS-TV.
The American Museum of Immigration was dedicated.
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