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1066 William the Conqueror landed in England.

1106 English King Henry I defeated his brother Robert at the Battle of Tinchebria.

1542 Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo discovered San Diego Bay.

Battle of Yorktown1781 The Battle of Yorktown began.

1787 Congress sent the Constitution to the state legislatures for ratification.

Frances E. Willard1839 American temperance leader Frances E. Willard was born.

1841 Georges Clemenceau, Premier of France, was born.

1856 Author Kate Douglas Wiggin was born.

1867 The United States took control of Midway Island.

1889 The first General Conference on Weights and Measures defined the length of a meter as the distance between two lines on a standard bar of an alloy of platinum with ten percent iridium, measured at the melting point of ice.

Herman Melville1891 Novelist Herman Melville died.

1892 The first night football game was played, at Mansfield, Pennsylvania.
Playwright Elmer Rice was born.

1893 Chicago Sun-Times founder Marshall Field III was born.

Louis Pasteur1895 Louis Pasteur, chemist and biologist who discovered the process of pasteurization, died.

1902 Variety show host Ed Sullivan was born.

1909 Cartoonist Al Capp was born.

1916 Actor Peter Finch was born.

1919 The Giants beat the Phillies 6-1 in the fastest Major League Baseball game ever played, 51 minutes.

Jerry Clower1926 Comedian Jerry Clower was born.

1934 Actress Brigitte Bardot was born.

1938 Singer Ben E. King was born.

1953 Astronomer Edwin Hubble died.

1956 Aircraft company founder William Boeing died.

1961 "Dr. Kildare" debuted on NBC-TV.

1964 Comic actor Harpo Marx died.

1967 Actress Moon Unit Zappa was born.

Gamal Abdel Nasser1970 Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser died.
1970 Author John Dos Passos died.

1978 Pope John Paul I died.

1987 "Star Trek: The Next Generation" debuted on sydicated television.
1987 Actress Hilary Duff was born.

Ferdinand Marcos1989 Ferdinand Marcos, President of the Philippines, died.

2000 Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau died.

2003 Tennis player Althea Gibson died.

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